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Table with Supports in Form of Winged Rams
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After a design by Francesco Antonio Franzoni
Italian, Rome, late 1800s or 1900s
Marble and breccia Medicea
H: 39 1/2 x W: 79 x D: 32 in.
93.DA.18

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Probably intended to display bronzes or other works of art in a private sculpture gallery, this table is a beautifully conceived work in the Neoclassical style. Classical motifs such as winged ram's heads and swags of laurel leaves have been imaginatively combined for the pier supports, which stand on elegantly formed plinths. They support a top made of an extraordinarily large and thick slab of breccia Medicea marble, a spectacular specimen displaying purple, red, and white chunks of stone obtained from a quarry operated by the Medici family in the Apuan Alps.

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