Italian Centre Table with Extensive Inlay and Marquetry

Italian Centre Table with Extensive Inlay and Marquetry

Attributed to LUIGI & ANGIOLO FALCINI (1794-1861)
Italian Centre Table with Extensive Inlay and Marquetry

Date & Origin c. 1845, Italy
Dimensions
H
76.50 cm (30 inc)
Dia
157 cm (61 inc)
Description
A Fine Centre Table firmly attributable to the Falcini Brothers of Florence, Circa 1845.

Of octagonal form, being constructed in ebony, with extensive and comprehensive inlays of fruitwood and mother-of-pearl pictorially depicting foliates, urns, flora, and birds; rising from quadripartite scrolled feet, dressed with paterae, which support the central platform of truncated pyramidical form, in turn flanked by four faux fluted columns having lotus capitols: the top having a central inlaid Grecian flower-filled urn, with eight radially laid reserves, containing further complex inlay work of great finesse.
Florence, Circa 1845
Literature
This centre table is an important example of the detailed naturalistic marquetry work executed by the Florentine brothers Luigi (1794-1861) and Angiolo Falcini (fl. 1836-69) in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Renowned for their elegant designs, and superbly executed inlay work, which they displayed to great acclaim at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition.

Literature:

Enrico Colle 'Il Mobile dell'Ottocento in Italia', published Electa 2007, Simone Chiarugi,' Botteghe di Mobilieri in Toscana 1780-1900', Firenze, 1994.
Alvar González-Palacios, 'Il Tempio del Gusto, La Toscana e l Italie Settentrional', Vol. II, Milan, 1986,
Medium
ebony, fruitwood, mother-of-pearl
Condition
excellent
Stock Code 8269
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
76.50 cm (30 inc)
Dia
157 cm (61 inc)
Description
A Fine Centre Table firmly attributable to the Falcini Brothers of Florence, Circa 1845.

Of octagonal form, being constructed in ebony, with extensive and comprehensive inlays of fruitwood and mother-of-pearl pictorially depicting foliates, urns, flora, and birds; rising from quadripartite scrolled feet, dressed with paterae, which support the central platform of truncated pyramidical form, in turn flanked by four faux fluted columns having lotus capitols: the top having a central inlaid Grecian flower-filled urn, with eight radially laid reserves, containing further complex inlay work of great finesse.
Florence, Circa 1845
Stock Code 8269

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