Pietra Dura Mosaic Marble Table Tops 'Pair', Italy, circa 1970

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Pietra Dura Mosaic Marble Table Tops 'Pair', Italy, circa 1970

$9,990

Pietra Dura. Rare pair of Pietra Dura Mosaic marble table tops, Italy, circa 1970-
Price is for the pair.
Beautiful preserved pair of polished marble Pietra Dura table tops that show hardly any wear and came in the original crates.
Pietra Dura literally means hard rock. However throughout the centuries of its existence the term now stands for an inlay technique which uses cut and fitted, highly polished colored stones, mostly marble, to create images or ornamental patterns.
This pair available is a more recent example, showing a high level of craftsmanship and imaginative work.
The motive is a straight radial sun beam focus pattern which has got an hypnotic touch to it.
The warm colored stones are very sought-after these days as normally the so-called specimen marquetry tables show a wider range of colors.
They are both in good to very good condition with hardly any scratches to the top. In our opinion they have never been used.
One of them shows some chips which might have occurred during transport. Will sell as a pair only.
Dimensions are: 36.22″ x 1.18″.
Dimensions 92 × 92 × 3 cm
material

Marquetery, marble

period

1970-1980

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