Via Monte del Gallo, 26C Rome 00165 Italy 339.411.9392
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$ 34,100

Neoclassical Italian Center Table with Imperial Porphyry Marble Tabletop

Origin Italy
Period 18th Century
Materials Wood, Marble
W. 47.24 in; H. 36.22 in; D. 47.24 in;
W. 119.99 cm; H. 92 cm; D. 119.99 cm;
Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use
Creation Date 1795
Description Very fine and important center table with square shaped Egyptian porphyry veneered tabletop.

Base in walnut and ebonized wood of the Directoire period of the late 18th century, made with special care and 'original choice of the Radica and marquetry.
Provenance from an aristocratic family descendant of Parma.
Measurements: cm 120 x 120
This particular Imperial grade of porphyry came from a quarry in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
The term "porphyry" is from Latin and means "purple". Purple was the color of royalty, and the "Imperial Porphyry" was a deep brownish purple igneous rock with large crystals of plagioclase. This rock was prized for various monuments and building projects in Imperial Rome and later.
Styles / Movements Neoclassical, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number GV985921676732
Incollect Reference Number 488874
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