Italianate Library Table - Furniture
Italianate Library Table
A Library Table in the Italianate taste, intricately decorated with marquetry scrollwork, faun masks, musical instruments, and architectural motifs. There is a single locking drawer hidden in the apron. Fruitwood, with other woods and mother of pearl, American, c. 1870.
The faun masks decorating this table are undoubtedly related to the musical instruments in the centre. In ancient Greek and Roman art, Faunus was often depicted playing music, namely pan pipes, which can be found in the central decoration.
29.75” h. x 48.5” l. x 29.5” w.