Unusual Portuguese Marquetry Console/Side Table


with rectangular striated marble top above a frieze inlaid to imitate arcading flanked by obelisks in kingwood on a walnut ground, the inlaid square tapering legs headed by quatrefoils and celtic knots

Height 80cm (31 1/2in)
Width 55cm (21 3/4in)
Depth 36cm (14in)
circa 1795

Reputedly made for William Beckford’s short-lived sojourn at the Palazzina of Monserrate near Sintra in Portugal, which he rented from 1793 to 1799.

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