Lorenzo Dolci ( 1736 - 1801 )
An Italian carved and giltwood neoclassical Console table, with a rectangular peperino top with Roman ancient alabastro a pecorelle veneer, now in an important European private collection.
End XVIII c.
Carved Gilt Ormolu Hardstones
103 x 157 x 80 cm (40 ¹/₂ x 61 ³/₄ x 31 ¹/₂ inches)
Principi Centurione Scotto, Genoa.
Enrico Colle. I mobili di palazzo Pitti, Il primo periodo lorenese 1737-1799. Allemandi 1992.
Most likely produced in the 1790s by Florentine craftsmen close to the Lorraine court. There isundeniable affinities with some console tables in the collections of Palazzo Pitti.
The carved decoration of the skirt in the shape of coils of acanthus leaves terminating in two griffins facing each other at centre can be found in many other pieces produced in Florence in the last quarter of the Eighteenth century, such as in the pelmets of a pair of monumental mirrors executed by Lorenzo Dolci for the Grand Dukes of Tuscany for Pitti and Livorno palaces.