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Superb Quality 19thc Maltese Pietre Dure Marble Centre Table Attributed To Joseph Darmanin & Sons


£12,500 | $15,556 USD | €14,150 EUR
Item Number: SA1026458
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 14 times in the past month with the most views from Singapore.


A superb quality mid 19th century (circa 1850) Maltese pietre dure marble centre table attributed to Joseph Darmanin & Sons.
The table top is intricately inlaid with a central scene depicting a horse in front of a palm tree, this central section surrounded by various circular bands of specimen marbles and semi precious stones creating mosaic and geometric patterns with an outer inlaid band of oval, square and circular shapes.
This leads down to the turned, rouge marble column base with an octagonal plinth below with concealed castors, this being unusual to find such a table retaining the original marble base.
A superb marble table with a very similar horse and palm tree decoration can be found in ‘The Royal Collection’ owned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by J Darmanin: link to this table as follows:
Other examples found include the pair of ‘Londonderry' pietra dura table tops stamped J Darmanin which are also inlaid with the horse and palm tree decoration.
James Darmanin & Sons traded from around 1800-1880 and exhibited at several international exhibitions including The Great Exhibition in London, 1851.
Malta has a long history of mosaic marble techniques going back to 1530 onwards when elaborate tombstones were commissioned. Later when Malta was under British rule from 1800 the marble workshops created table tops in the Italian Style similar to those found on The Grand Tour for wealthy British tourists to purchase.
Provenance: from a property previously owned by The Ministry of Justice, The Judges House ‘Bracondale’, Norwich, Norfolk.
This marble table is in excellent original condition, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home or collection.
Height: 32.5'' / 82.5cm
Width: 28.75'' / 73cm
Depth: 28.75'' / 73cm
LVS Decorative Arts is a small family run business based in Suffolk, specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods, we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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PLEASE NOTE: viewing is 'By Appointment' only - please contact Liza a few days in advance to arrange this.
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Please bear in mind: antique items for sale may have some wear and marks commensurate with their age which adds to the character of the piece.
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Internal Ref: LVS908


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 82.5 cm (32.5")
Width = 73 cm (28.7")
Depth = 73 cm (28.7")

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