Speluzzi - inv. 1104

Project by Carlo Carlieri (active 1781-1822); Giuseppe Speluzzi (1827-1890)

Table
1810 ca. - 1872
bronze gilt   green Corsica jasper   ebony  
117,5 x 79 cm
1879 bequest Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Inv. 1104

The table top has a refined inlaid pattern of semi-precious stones representing branched coral, shells and pearls. It is a typical example of the work of the famous Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, which began to produce decorative objects using shells and marine motifs as early as the mid-eighteenth century. This example was probably made to a design by Carlo Carlieri, active between 1781 and 1822. The columnar support of the top, made of ebony with heavy bronze decoration chased and gilded, is by Giuseppe Speluzzi.