An early 19th century mahogany centre table

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An early 19th century mahogany centre table

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An early 19th century Northern European cherrywood, mahogany and oak centre table with rectangular inset Belgian black marble top over drum central section on downswept supported legs terminating in bronzes lion hairy paw feet on pads.

Possibly Belgian, circa 1825
This table closely follows the form of the a porphyry bath from a Roman thermal bath complex which is now the tomb of Clement XII in the Corsini Chapel, Basilica of San Giovanni in Laternano, Rome.

A related piece of furniture of Irish manufacture is mentioned in Irish Furniture by the Knight of Glin and James Peill.

Height: 30 1/2 in; 77.5 cm
Width: 30 1/2 in; 77.5 cm
Depth: 56 in; 142.5 cm

Literature: Porphyry, Red Imperial Porphyry, Power and Religion. Dario Del Bufalo. Allemandi & Co, Italy, 2000. p164, ill 11a.
Irish furniture: The Knight of Glin and James Peill. Yale University press, London,2007.p 241, ill 157


Reference: 4029

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