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19th Century Italian Renaissance Style Griffon Carved Walnut Hexagonal Table

$6,500

About the Item

Striking Renaissance Revival period figural carved triple pedestal occasional table featuring Griffons - the legendary mythological hybrid of Eagle & Lion. Relative to the Egyptian Sphinx, the Griffon has been depicted in Europe in Roman bronzes of the 1st century, the Pisa Cathedral of the 11th century, the Crown of Perugia of the 13th century. Also alike Griffons in the Palace of Knossos, Crete and St Mark's Basilica in Venice. A symbol of divine power and guardian of universal treasures throughout the Middle Ages, the mythological expression in rich hardwood handcraft has survived the millennia, and is represented in this unusual antique table in old Italian Walnut with authentic Italian dark shellac patina, circa 1820. A dynamic entry table for any interior and architectural style. Measurements: Hexagonal shape top point to point extreme/maximum width = 31.75"/ 80.6cm (diametric) Flat side to side top maximum width = 27.25"/ 69.2cm (rectilinear) Height 28"/ 71.1cm Pedestal feet maximum radius from centre = 12.5"/ 31.75cm (diametric), with 20"/ 50.8cm free space between feet.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 28 in (71.12 cm)Diameter: 31.75 in (80.65 cm)
  • Style:
    Renaissance Revival (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1820
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The hexagonal shape top of the table was built using three solid slabs of hardwood. Some joinery are evident however structurally intact.
  • Seller Location:
    Encinitas, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1229212876102

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