A pair of Lombardy early 19th century Indian walnut, rosewood, tuilipwood, maple, pommele, ebony, calamander boxwood and marquetry card tablesPossibly by Giuseppe Maggiolini
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A pair of Lombardy early 19th century Indian walnut, rosewood, tuilipwood, maple, pommele, ebony, calamander boxwood and marquetry card tables
Possibly by Giuseppe Maggiolini
Sold for £17,500 (US$ 27,187) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Lombardy early 19th century Indian walnut, rosewood, tuilipwood, maple, pommele, ebony, calamander boxwood and marquetry card tablesPossibly by Giuseppe Maggiolini A pair of Lombardy early 19th century Indian walnut, rosewood, tuilipwood, maple, pommele, ebony, calamander boxwood and marquetry card tablesPossibly by Giuseppe Maggiolini A pair of Lombardy early 19th century Indian walnut, rosewood, tuilipwood, maple, pommele, ebony, calamander boxwood and marquetry card tablesPossibly by Giuseppe Maggiolini A pair of Lombardy early 19th century Indian walnut, rosewood, tuilipwood, maple, pommele, ebony, calamander boxwood and marquetry card tablesPossibly by Giuseppe Maggiolini
A pair of Lombardy early 19th century Indian walnut, rosewood, tuilipwood, maple, pommele, ebony, calamander boxwood and marquetry card tables
Possibly by Giuseppe Maggiolini
The reversible tops inlaid with fans, stiff leaf borders and scrolled foliate and acanthus leaves revealing a baize lined playing surface to the underside, above an olivewood frieze, on moulded square tapering legs, bearing a Maggiolini label to one of the interiors of the card tables, label possibly associated, 83cm wide, 73.5cm deep, 77cm high (32 1/2in wide, 28 1/2in deep, 30in high). (2)

Footnotes

  • Giuseppe Maggiolini (1738-1814), began working as a carpenter for a monastery before establishing his own workshop in Milan in 1758. In addition to serving the court of Milan, Maggiolini created pieces for other European royalty including the King of Poland, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the Duchess of Austria, and Napoleon's widow, Empress Maria Luisa.

    So renowned was Maggiolini's marquetry furniture during his own lifetime that his work was widely copied. He created masterpieces of illusion with his compositions of stained and natural coloured exotic woods, bouquets, classical architecture, musical instruments, and swags of ribbons and fruit.
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