EXCEPTIONAL ROCOCO PARCEL GILT WALNUT MIRROR CONSOLE Continental, circa mid-19th Century Item # 604EJT18Q. A most fine and substantial presentation, this console and matched pier mirror embodies the naturalistic largesse of the Rococo spirit. A European work, probably Italian circa the second quarter of the nineteenth-century, it has diverse palette of color with brilliant gilding in the carvings around the frame, a border of parcel gilding with hints of red bole penetrating the gold, a reddish-brown walnut with nice depth and patina and an original black marble top. The variety of color is matched only by the fluid diversity of carving spanning both pieces - the crest is a most elegant pierced display of flanking acanthus and corner flourishes around a kidney-form central motif of foliate inspiration.
The same serrated foliage flourishes are reinterpreted in the mirror footing, the tops of each knee with a relief-carved kidney surrounded by acanthus over the draping foliage that highlights the leg edge. The scrolling apron is highlighted with a most fine rocaille treatment with serrated leaves edging the bottom.Each leg is locked firmly in place with a tenon-mortised stretcher that swoops into an incredibly detailed display carved from a solid block of walnut and gilded with utmost skill. This is a rare and wonderful find, the condition throughout just lovely. It is a statement piece ideal for an open two-level foyer, where the impressive total height of 117 1/2 will be unimpeded and the fine crest work can be viewed from the landing. It is a work of art in every regard. 117 1/2 H together; [mirror] 80 1/4 H (total height including dowels beneath 81 1/4) x 45 3/4 W x 2 1/2 D; [console] 37 1/4 H x 50 3/8 W x 20 1/4 D.
Condition Report: Chip losses throughout to carvings, wear through gilding revealing bole and gesso underlayers. Inactive pest damage to walnut. Scratches to black marble top.Original back of mirror resecured with modern steel brackets and screws. Remaining in excellent presentation-ready condition. Please scroll down to view all detailed images of this piece. My name is Andrew Silla and my wife and I own and operate Silla, ltd in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. You can read more about our gallery by clicking here. Finding these pieces is a hunt, a journey and we pursue each piece in the collection for a reason. Thank you for taking the time to look through our pieces and we look forward to working with you! _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "MIRROR CONSOLE TABLE Antique Rococo Parcel Gilt Walnut Mirror Console 19th C" is in sale since Friday, January 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Tables\1800-1899". The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.