Neoclassical Italian Center Table with Imperial Porphyry Marble Tabletop


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Very fine and important center table with square shaped Egyptian porphyry veneered tabletop. Base in walnut and ebonized wood of the Directoire period of the late 18th century, made with special care and 'original choice of the Radica and marquetry. Provenance from an aristocratic family descendant of Parma. Measurements: cm 120 x 120 This particular Imperial grade of porphyry came from a quarry in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. The term "porphyry" is from Latin and means "purple". Purple was the color of royalty, and the "Imperial Porphyry" was a deep brownish purple igneous rock with large crystals of plagioclase. This rock was prized for various monuments and building projects in Imperial Rome and later. Details Dimensions Height: 36.23 in. (92 cm) Width: 47.25 in. (120 cm) Depth: 47.25 in. (120 cm) Style Directoire (Of the Period) Materials and Techniques Porphyry Place of Origin Italy

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