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19th Century Italian Ebonised Console Table Gilt Metal White Marble Top c.1880 (1 of 12)
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19th Century Italian Ebonised Console Table Gilt Metal White Marble Top c.1880

REF: GP055 / LA494791
£2,550
€2,979
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Description
Neoclassical Ebonised Console Table with Gilt Metal and White Marble Top * Italian, circa 1880 * Neoclassical design * Ebonised wood * White marble top * Gilt metal accents * Grecian key on apron - gilt metal * Four winged female figures robed as Nike - gilt metal * Connected by a stretcher with a central lion mask in gilt metal This exquisite Italian Neoclassical Design console table dates back to circa 1880 and its design draws inspiration from Classical Greek art emphasising the use of symmetry, clean lines, and classical motifs. The table is crafted from ebonised wood, meaning it has been stained or painted black to resemble ebony wood giving it a dark, rich appearance. This technique was popular during the 19th century. Adding further elegance and sophistication it also features a highly prized white marble top which was used during this era for its durability. The apron is decorated with a gilt metal Grecian key pattern. This geometric motif, also known as a Greek fret, is characterized by interlocking right angles. The four gilt metal female classically robed figures with wings, likely representing Nike, the Greek Goddess of Victory, depicted on the legs holding up the apron and marble top symbolise Victory and Triumph. The stretcher rail features a central gilt metal lion mask; lions were associated with strength and nobility in classical art. The gilt metal accents all provide decorative embellishments. This console table combines classical influences with elegant materials such as the ebonised wood, white marble, and gilt metal creating a harmonious blend that reflects the Neoclassical style. A console table such as this would have been used to showcase decorative objects, vases, or sculptures and would have been a statement piece in a 19th Century interior.
measurements
Height:
76 cm
Width:
111 cm
Depth:
42 cm
declaration
Whites Antiques has clarified that the 19th Century Italian Ebonised Console Table Gilt Metal White Marble Top c.1880 (LA494791) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1880
location
This 19th Century Italian Ebonised Console Table Gilt Metal White Marble Top c.1880 is located in United Kingdom