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Rare and important table "epis de blé", extending and rectangular with rounded corners. . Cm 74,00 x 120,00 x 158,00. In rosewood, molurated and richly carved. The table top presents sumptuous marqueterie of various essences of local and exotic woods with floral decoration and dragonfly with external band in briar threaded. The belt below that connects the top to the legs is garnished with finely chiselled bronzes, representing the large ears of wheat. Japonica inlay signature "gallè", epoch 1903.Card by Franco Borga. Bibliography: similar model, Versailles auction, October 18th 1981, for Ministere Maitre Georges Blanche. Same model at the Musee Fin Du siecle, Bruxelles. Pubblication: A. Duncan, G. Bartha, Gallè Furniture, p. 124 and 125, title "Epis de blè et l'Automne". Below is an example of the table insert in a complete living (fig.1) and in liberty context (fig.2).The artwork is accompanied by export licence.

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Estimate €7,000 - €15,000Jun 20