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Neoclassical Italian Center Table with Imperial Porphyry Marble Tabletop



Very fine and important center table with square shaped Egyptian porphyry veneered tabletop. Base in walnut and ebonized wood of the Directoir period of the Late 18’ 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.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.23 in. (92 cm)Width: 47.25 in. (120 cm)Depth: 47.25 in. (120 cm)
  • Style
    Directoire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Rome, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU985918827492

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Rome, Italy
  • Return Policy

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