Chapter 10 Part 2 Florentine tables- this is an elaborate marble table top typically seen on Florentine style tables. Originally having a pedestal support but later four-legged tables became common as well.
Table Place of origin:Rome, Italy (made) Date:ca. 1580 (made) Artist/Maker:unknown (production) Materials and Techniques:White marble cut with recesses into which are glued thin slices of different marbles and hardstones V&A
LARGE FLORENTINE PIETRE DURE TABLE-TOP BY ARTE DEL MOSAICO WORKSHOP, FLORENCE, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY Centered with a courting doves and musical trophy, the border with four portrait cartouches, on a modern patinated and parcel-gilt iron base, the underside inscribed ARTE DEL MOSAICO/VIA S GUISEPPE 36-38/FIRENZE-ITALY The top: 32 x 54 ¾ in. (81.5 x 136 cm.) The base: 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) high