An Extremely Fine Florentine Pietra Dura Table Top, a central cartouche framing the Bavarian...
An Extremely Fine Florentine Pietra Dura Table Top, a central cartouche framing the Bavarian coat of arms flanked by the monogram ME (the initials of Maximillian and his wife Elizabeth of Lorraine), with trailing flowers and leaves, various other stones including jasper, agate, sienna, with four large oval panels of dark blue lapis lazuli and eight smaller octagonal panels, 179cm by 119cm by 4cm
Literature: Giusti (Anna Maria) Pietre Dure L'arte del Mosaico negli arredi e nelle decorazioni dal 1500 al 1800, Umberto Allemandi & C, Turin, 1992, p.80
Sold undated. Table is in good condition throughout with the exception of some very minor nibbles and faults on the corners and outer marble. Provenance only be repute - bought from a private Swiss family collection. 210716