Italian 19th c. Neoclassical Marquetry Console

ORIGIN: Italy
AGE: 19th century
DIMENSIONS: 51” w x 22 ½” deep x 34 ½” h
MATERIALS: Mix of walnut and fruitwood veneers
CONDITION: Very good; age-appropriate wear; minor losses of veneer

Description

Elegant Italian neoclassical console with beautiful marquetry work in a mix of walnut and fruitwood veneers. The frieze is decorated with inlaid floral designs inside circles, diamonds and rectangles while the top has an intricate marquetry design of dancing cherubs surrounded by graceful acanthus designs. The ebonized turned columns are typical of the Lucca province in Tuscany. The rectangular back legs and side stretchers have fine lines of inlaid wood. A single drawer in the front.