H: 36 in / 92 cm | W: 50 in / 127 cm | D: 27 in / 69 cmDescription
The base in carved wood, gilded, and depicting addorsed figures of draped female Manticores, dressed with garlands of flowering roses, supporting the upper frame, which has a running egg and dart moulding, and set upon a lobed cruciform base. The platform is in white Carrara marble.
Italy, Circa 1840
Antecedents for this dramatic piece are to be found in the designs of Giacomo Amato & Antonio Grado, for pieces commissioned by the Duke of Uzeda, at the end of the XVIIth century, and shown in the National Gallery of Sicily and a tavolo da muro, in the Palazzo Colonna, Rome, dating to the first quarter of the XVIIth century, and another, in the Natiuonal Museum of Lisbon, Portugal.