An American carved rosewood and marquetry center dressing stand

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Lot 1090W
An American carved rosewood and marquetry center dressing stand

Sold for US$ 30,000 inc. premium
An American carved rosewood and marquetry center dressing stand
carved by M. Antonio Audia (Italian-American)
for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
late 19th/early 20th century

The four sided superstructure surmounted by maidens bearing American and Italian banners centering a foliate finial above oval tilting mirrors within a framework of carved hound heads, chains and scrolling foliage; the table with an inlaid serpentine top above shaped mask, grape and grapevine carved aprons raised on scrolled eagle carved cabriole legs joined by an X-stretcher pierce carved with dolphin heads centering a foliate cluster and terminating in shaped feet; inscribed inside the apron M ANTONIO AUDIA ITALIAN ART MASTER followed by an illegible line of text.
height 8ft 4in (2.54m); width 4ft 3in (1.29m); depth 4ft 3in (1.29m)

Footnotes

  • Originally displayed in the Art Palace of the World's Fair, which housed the largest and best collection of works by American artists and craftsmen whose talents were honed in France, Italy and Germany.
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