REF No. 6400
A Good Florentine Occasional Table, by H. Bosi
H 31 in / 79 cm Dia 18 in / 46 cm
The circular pietra dura inlaid top depicting a bouquet of flowers including primula, roses, campanula and muguet using a variety of hardstones, including laps lazuli, sienna yellow and verte de mer, enclosed in a gilt highlighted frame with a running pearl and ellipse border, supported on a turned central column, the three shaped feet having further gilt highlights. Bearing the makers trade label, H. Bosi, Place S. Trinita, Florence, Circa 1870 Italian.
The Place San Trinita, adjacent to the Ponte San Trinita, is, even today an area populated by craftsmen working in carving and inlay work. A number of pieces bearing this makers label are recorded, and include small furniture and card and cigarette boxes, always worked to the highest standard.