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Florentine Style "Pietra Dura" Vintage Indian Plaque Coffee Table, circa 2000

A Florentine style "Pietra Dura" vintage Indian hard stone plaque circa 2000 repurposed as a coffee table. The elaborate design of this table is centered on a pair of birds floating on a  black ground and surrounded by a frame of open chain work all achieved by individually placed pieces of coloured stone. Along the perimetre of the table is a wonderful design of interlocking motifs including birds, butterflies and cornucopia, the famous Roman "horn of plenty" that represents the abundance of nature. Please notice that the birds are each depicted as individuals with different poses, feather colours and perched facing different directions. The overall symmetry of the design is in glorious contrast to the swirling excitement of the separate elements that surround the central medallion. "Pietra Dura" is translated as "hard stone" and refers to the variety of brilliantly coloured stones used to create movement across the flat surface of the table. The highly decorative quality of the table reflects the love of display and visual luxury so desirable in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This table has been set upon a custom column that elevates it to coffee table height.

# VLA91

DIMENSIONS

47.00" w x 29.50" d x 19.00" h

119.38cm w x 74.93cm d x 48.26cm h

$4,922.00

Florentine style "Pietra Dura" vintage Indian hard stone plaque circa 2000 repurposed as a coffee table. The elaborate design of this table is centered on a pair of birds floating on a  black ground and surrounded by a frame of open chain work all achieved by individually placed pieces of coloured stone. Along the perimetre of the table is a wonderful design of interlocking motifs including birds, butterflies and cornucopia, the famous Roman "horn of plenty" that represents the abundance of nature. Please notice that the birds are each depicted as individuals with different poses, feather colours and perched facing different directions. The overall symmetry of the design is in glorious contrast to the swirling excitement of the separate elements that surround the central medallion. "Pietra Dura" is translated as hard stone and refers to the variety of brilliantly coloured stones used to create movement across the flat surface of the table. The highly decorative quality of the table reflects the love of display and visual luxury so desirable in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This table has been set upon a custom column that elevates it to coffee table height.