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The top of this magnificent library table relates very closely to, and indeed is almost certainly from the same workshop as, two ivory-inlaid palisander table tops in the Pitti Palace in Florence. The Pitti tops share the geometrical design of a central oval star within a lozenge and with filigree panels in a ‘parterre’ arrangement. The dimensions of the Pitti tops (136 x 67cm) and the present top are the same when the three ebony outer borders (presumably added at the time the base was made) are deducted.
The present top also has the highly unusual feature of inset circular and oval panels of scagliola, a practice that echoes another highly unusual table top in the Pitti, the pietra dura inlaid palisander top supplied by Domenico del Tasso in 1593.
The base of the table, made for the top in about 1830, is reminiscent, both in it’s form and in the bold but rather informal pattern of the scrolling ivory inlay of leaves and flowers, of some of the furniture supplied in 1828 by Morel and Seddon to George IV for Windsor Castle.
|Height||71.00 cm||(27.95 inches)|
|Width||155.00 cm||(61.02 inches)|
|Depth||87.00 cm||(34.25 inches)|