Antique Painted & Gilded Dolphins Console Pier Table c.1890


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Object Description

This is a beautiful Italian antique carved gilded and painted dolphin console pier table, in the Rocco manner, circa 1890 in date.

This fine quality console has a shaped carrara marble top on a green and gilded base with hand carved dolphins at each end, supporting a carved shell and floral supports on a plinth base.

This piece is truly unique and is guaranteed to bring beauty and charm to your home for many years to come.

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 84 x Width 144 x Depth 44

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 4 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches

Carrara marble,

Luna marble to the Romans, is a type of white or blue-grey marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It has been quarried since Roman times in the mountains just outside the city of Carrara in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana, the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy.

More marble has been extracted from the over 650 quarry sites near Carrara than from any other place. The pure white statuario grade was used for monumental sculpture, as “it has a high tensile strength, can take a high gloss polish and holds very fine detail”. By the late 20th century this had now run out, and the considerable ongoing production is of stone with a greyish tint, or streaks of black or grey on white. This is still attractive as an architectural facing, or for tiles.

The tough and rather dangerous working conditions in the quarries made Carrara a centre of Italian radicalism, especially in the late 19th century.

Our reference: A2527

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:144 x H:84 x D:44 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    circa 1890

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