Small Italian Satinwood Side Table with Painted Allegory of the Arts, circa 1870

An Italian satinwood side table from the late 19th century, with painted décor depicting an allegory of the Liberal Arts. Born in Italy during the third quarter of the 19th century, this exquisite table features a circular top adorned with painted angels, sitting on a cloud and playing musical instruments, symbolizing Liberal Arts. They are surrounded by a curving diamond-shaped medallion made of garlands, accented with delicate flowers in the corners. The apron is highlighted with dark banding and conceals a pull-out drawer. The table is raised on four thin splaying legs, decorated with small garlands of flowers and connected to one another through a lovely lower shelf adorned with musical instruments. With its exquisite satinwood finish and stunning décor, this small Italian side table circa 1870 will be wonderful used as a nightstand table in a bedroom or accent table in a living room or hallway.
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 14 1/2"W x 11 1/4"D x 24 3/4"H
Inventory Number: BLD35
Price: $1,950