Marble Specimen Console Tables

  • These console tables feature stunning pietre dure marble specimen tops
  • The tops feature some of the worlds rarest and most beautiful Italian marbles
  • The bases are equally stunning, carved in the classical taste with fluted column supports
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Item No. 31-3788

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This majestic pair of Neoclassical console tables are distinguished by their incredible pietre dure marble specimen tops, and they are exemplary of the grand architectural marble pieces that were popular amongst the upper classes during the late 18th and early 19th centuries in both Italy and England. An exceptional relic of natural history, the tabletops, created circa 1840, each bear 72 samples of rare Italian marbles and hardstones. The stones are arranged in a grid pattern with a key around the border, meaning these slabs likely originally belonged to a marble dealer to help select marble inventory.

Equally stunning are the bases. These bases, added later to showcase the fascinating tabletops, are masterfully carved in the classical taste featuring stately fluted columns and a Greek key design on the apron. The motif of the tables perfectly complements the patterning of the pietre dure, and the workmanship and condition of these consoles are truly museum quality.

Circa 1840

51 1/2" wide x 30 3/8" deep x 31 1/2" high
Marble Specimen Console Tables
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Occasional Tables/Étagères
Depth: 30.38 Inches
Width: 51.5 Inches
Height: 31.5 Inches
Style: Neoclassical
Marble Specimen Console Tables
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