An Italian Baroque Pietra Dura Center Table
Early 17th Century
An Italian Baroque Pietra Dura center table (Italian, 17th century), with a rectangular top inlaid with a large lapis oval in the center and surrounded by onyx borders. It is flanked by four trophies emblematic of the arts and sciences. In each corner is a double-headed eagle underneath a crown. Throughout the table top are stylized cornucopia and fruiting branches of pears, cherries, peaches, and other fruit in a variety of specimen hard stones on a white ground. The table top is raised on trestle supports carved with vases of fruit.
specimen marble and semi-precious stones
31" x 78" x 47"
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Mandel.
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