Geonoese Console Table

This splendid late 18th-century giltwood console table is a testament to the grandeur of palatial furnishings from the era. The design attributed to the renowned architect Leopoldo Pollack (1751-1806), and its craftsmanship is evident in the choice of materials and ornate detailing. The table boasts a luxurious Verde Antico marble top, renowned for its rich, dark green hues interlaced with lighter veins, providing a striking contrast to the golden gleam of the giltwood.

The marble rests upon a robust frieze, which is a showcase of classical design motifs. The frieze is elaborately stepped, featuring an egg-and-dart pattern along its upper edge, followed by Vitruvian scrolls that add a rhythmic, flowing element to the design. These motifs are deeply rooted in the classical architectural vocabulary, resonating with the ideals of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as espoused by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius.

Supporting the frieze and marble top are two stately fluted gilt columns. These columns draw inspiration from classical orders, with fluting that enhances their three-dimensional quality and reflects light dynamically across their surface. The columns terminate in intricately carved bases and capitals, adorned with petal and foliate designs, which are hallmarks of Pollack’s attention to naturalistic details that bring a sense of life to the inanimate medium.

A similar pair of console tables were featured in a sale by Kohler Auctions, underscoring the rarity and desirability of such pieces among collectors and connoisseurs of fine antique furniture.

For those interested in further exploring the rich tradition of Lombard and broader Italian furniture design, several readings are recommended. These include “Il Mobile Lombardo” by Clelia Alberici, “Il mobile italiano Dal XVI secolo gli stili, le forme, il mercato” by Maurizio Cera, and “Il mobile del Settecento” by multiple authors including Disertori A., Griffo M., Griseri A., Necchi Disertori A.M., and Ponte A. Additionally, “VECCHI MOBILI ITALIANI” by Winifred Terni de Gregory and Giovanni Mariacher provides an expansive overview of Italian furniture types that have been prevalent from the 15th to the 19th century.

This console table and others like it can be viewed in further detail on the Nicholas Wells Antiques website

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Genoese Giltwood Console Table Attributed to Leopoldo Pollack

Stock Number: 13731

A fine late 18th-century giltwood palatial console table. Attributed to Leopoldo Pollack (1751-1806) The rectangular Verde Antico marble top supported on a substantially stepped frieze with egg and dart and Vitruvian scrolls, standing on fluted gilt columns with petal / foliate bases and capitals.
Approximate Dimensions
  • Height: 100 cm (39.5 inches)
  • Width: 130 cm (51.2 inches)
  • Depth: 64 cm (25.2 inches)


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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 100 cm (39.5 inches)
  • Width: 130 cm (51.2 inches)
  • Depth: 64 cm (25.2 inches)


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