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Superb Rare Late 19th Century Italian Finely Carved Pine Grotto Work Table


£3,400 | $4,528 USD | €3,895 EUR
Item Number: SA620714
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 28 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A superb rare late 19th century Italian finely carved pine Grotto work table.
This unusual freestanding table consists of a finely carved pine box in the form of a cushion with carved fabric and lace decoration with finely carved draped sash, the box with working lock and key, the top opening to reveal storage compartments, the box resting on what resembles fabric of carved pine.
The table is supported on a carved pine tri-form base consisting of tree branches with a large carved scallop shell.
‘Grotto’ or ‘Fantasy’ furniture was influenced by the decoration found in ‘grottos’ and the Rococo style, this particularly consisting of shells and the influence of nature.
The scallop shell in particular is one of nature’s most unique and stunning creations and has frequently been found in architecture, works of art and furniture, as the scallop shell was used more in architecture it then began to be reflected in additional forms such as featuring in furniture and had a vast influence on Italian Renaissance ad Rococo furniture.
This most unusual table is in excellent condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Height: 37.5'' / 95cm (to top of branch)

33'' / 84cm (to top of sash)
Width: 37'' / 94cm
Depth: 27.25'' / 69cm
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
Worldwide shipping available, please contact us for a free quote to include professional packing and fully insured services
Please note: viewing is 'By Appointment' only - please contact Liza a few days in advance to arrange
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or cheque
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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.
Thank you and we hope you find our stock interesting.
Internal Ref: LVS1159


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.


Height = 95 cm (37.4")
Width = 94 cm (37.0")
Depth = 69 cm (27.2")

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