9125 AN UNUSUAL ROCOCO SIDE TABLE Italian. Circa 1760. Measurements: Height: 34″ (86cm) Width: 58 1/2″ (149cm) Depth: 27 1/2″ (70cm)
Of giltwood. The serpentine veined marble top with molded edge above a molded frieze, the elaborately pierced apron of carved foliate form, the whole raised on four legs of cabriole form with elaborate scrolling foliate decoration. Old regilding, the feet restored.
The present table is imbued with an extraordinary sense of movement and is a particularly successful example of the Italian rococo style. Unlike many pieces made during this period in Italy, the table has a particularly acute sense of lightness, more reminiscent of examples made in England and France in the mid-eighteenth century.
Given the particularly confident understanding and execution of the immensely complex rococo idiom, it seems likely that the table was made in an Italian center with a strong French design influence such as Turin or Genoa.