Offered by: Nick Brock Antiques
2909 North Henderson Ave. Dallas, TX 75206 , United States Call Seller 214.828.0624

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Carved and Gilded Venetian Console / Pier Table with Kneeling Blackamoor

$ 5,800
  • Description
    An elaborately carved and gilded Venetian Rococo-style console / pier table with beautifully dressed blackamoor servant kneeling on a tasseled red cushion and pointing to his eye, an Italian hand gesture that may mean "WATCH OUT" or "HE THINKS HE'S SMART" / "IT'S SMART" (see attached images) with a faux marble top

    the servant's gilded coat is decorated with sgraffito (incised decoration) flowering vines, the carved and gilded background and support for the table top is beautifully symmetric and may well have been added later, as the figure and the structure of the table are separate elements joined together (see images of the back)

    18th century carved blackamoor figure with later19th century carved and gilded elements attached to make a console / pier table,
    Italy (VENICE)

    35.25" H x 43.25" W x 13" D

    AS FOUND

    Italian hand-gesture images from keepcalmandtravel.com travel blog / Italian Hand Gestures and Their Meaning
  • More Information
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: carved and gilded wood, gesso, paint, faux marble (painted) top, incised decoration on the servant's coat
    Condition: Good. appropriate for age and use, AS FOUND
    Styles / Movements: Rococo, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: NB
    Incollect Reference #: 498853
  • Dimensions
    W. 43.25 in; H. 35.25 in; D. 13 in;
    W. 109.86 cm; H. 89.54 cm; D. 33.02 cm;
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