A North Italian mid-19th century carved walnut centre table by Frères Besarel, Venice
Lot 165
A North Italian mid-19th century carved walnut centre table
by Frères Besarel, Venice
£12,000 - 15,000
US$ 17,000 - 22,000
Amended

Lot Details
A North Italian mid-19th century carved walnut centre table by Frères Besarel, Venice A North Italian mid-19th century carved walnut centre table by Frères Besarel, Venice
A North Italian mid-19th century carved walnut centre table
by Frères Besarel, Venice
the rectangular top above fluted friezes applied with floral bosses, raised on a pair of end supports, each formed from a pair of opposing seated winged lions, each issuing a garland of fruit and foliage from its mouth, raised on an 'H'-shaped platform base with cabochon-carved edge, and four leaf-carved bun feet, bearing a partial paper label to underside reading Frères Besarel, Sculpteurs en bois et marbre, FABRIQUE ET DEPOT, MEUBLES ARTISTIQUES..., 114cm wide, 44cm deep, 79cm high (44.5in wide, 17in deep, 31in high).

Footnotes

  • A mid-19th century North Italian walnut sideboard sold at Christie's, 29th June 1995, Lot 250, bore the same label.

    The winged lion is the emblem of the Republic of Venice as the heraldic symbol of St. Mark the Evangelist, the patron saint of the Republic.

Saleroom notices

  • Revised estimate: £12,000-15,000
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