For those who look fondly to the old days, here are some beautiful Italian Neoclassical Style inspired console tables. Neoclassicism arose from first-hand observation and reproduction of antiquities, which dominated European architecture, fine art, sculpture, and decorative arts at the beginning of the 18th century. Golden detailing is a must for this highly decorative furniture which is carrying a spirit of the glorious past.
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Neoclassical tables are highly popular at auctions such as Sotheby’s where you can find the console table above. The description of the table you can find at the auction’s website says: “with a later rectangular Siena marble top above a fluted frieze centered by a mask flanked by rinceaux and fitted all around with laurel leaf and flower swags, the chamfered corners above square tapering legs fitted with lion’s masks and leaf garlands”.
This console table, as described by the Sotheby’s, has finely detailed carving of this elegant console is characteristic of the circle of carvers and cabinet makers in Turin patronized by the Royal family. The most celebrated of these was Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), who worked for the court from 1773, however, other skilled craftsmen such as Francesco Tanadei, Giuseppe Marchino, were also commissioned to provide work for Stupinigi, Moncalieri, Venaria, Rivoli and most of all for the Palazzo Reale in the centre of Turin.
Either you buy it at the auction or find a similar piece inspired by the beautiful Neoclassical style, it for sure will add charm to any luxurious interior.
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