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Disordered Table with trompe l’oeil Paintings, a Hurdy-Gurdy, Books and Other Objects
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1779
Flipart, Charles-Joseph
Disordered Table with trompe l’oeil Paintings, a Hurdy-Gurdy, Books and Other Objects
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1779
Flipart, Charles-Joseph

This is the preparatory cartoon for the inlaid hardstone tabletop (O0214). The motifs of paintings and books refer to the Liberal Arts, while the hurdy-gurdy is based on a model by Pierre Louvet. [+]

Landscape with an Architectural View
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1779
Flipart, Charles-Joseph
Landscape with an Architectural View
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1779
Flipart, Charles-Joseph

This is the preparatory cartoon for the inlaid hardstone tabletop (O-215). It depicts a landscape with Roman ruins, the pyramid of Gaius Cestius and the tomb of Cecilia Metella. Flipart animates the s [+]

Console
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Lapis lazuli. 1774 - 1783
Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
Console
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Lapis lazuli. 1774 - 1783
Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro

This table has the image of a painting of a seascape and its frame, back to front, as well as playing cards, various chips, a ruler, a hammer, a compass and other carpentry tools, two buckles, a key r [+]

Console
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Lapis lazuli. 1774 - 1782
Ferroni, Juan Bautista; Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
Console
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Lapis lazuli. 1774 - 1782
Ferroni, Juan Bautista; Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro

A table with two images of paintings (a seascape and a landscape) on a background of touchstone or Belgian black marble. Various books, a checkerboard, a small cup and a bag have been haphazardly arra [+]

Semiprecious-stone table
Agate, Gilt-bronze, Chalcedony, Paragone, Ebony, Jasper, Lapis lazuli. 1749 - 1763
Ghinghi, Francesco; Ceci, Giacomo; Real Laboratorio Delle Pietre Dure
Semiprecious-stone table
Agate, Gilt-bronze, Chalcedony, Paragone, Ebony, Jasper, Lapis lazuli. 1749 - 1763
Ghinghi, Francesco; Ceci, Giacomo; Real Laboratorio Delle Pietre Dure

This tabletop forms a pair with O00467. Both were made at the Royal Manufactory founded by Charles III in Naples in 1737. This piece of ebony furniture made by Gaspero Donnini has heads carved by Giov [+]

Tabletop of the Duke of Osuna
White marble, Polychrome marble, Paragone, Lapis lazuli. 1614
Di Gian Flasch, Jacopo; Galleria Dei Lavori, Florencia
Tabletop of the Duke of Osuna
White marble, Polychrome marble, Paragone, Lapis lazuli. 1614
Di Gian Flasch, Jacopo; Galleria Dei Lavori, Florencia

Commissioned by Pedro Tellez Girón, Duke of Osuna and Viceroy of Sicily (1574-1624). The German artist Jacopo di Gian Flasch made the Duke’s coat of arms, and Jacopo Ligozzi, the designer of th [+]

Tabletop with central interlaced Motif
Paragone, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop with central interlaced Motif
Paragone, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor

This is rare type of tabletop that combines Roman Mannerist elements such as the border with pre-Baroque ones such as the exuberant floral and foliate motif that fills the centre. This motif replaces [+]

The Badminton Game, console
Gilt-bronze, Chalcedony, Lapis lazuli. 1782 - 1788
Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
The Badminton Game, console
Gilt-bronze, Chalcedony, Lapis lazuli. 1782 - 1788
Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro

Corals, pearls, shells, fruit and flowers are arranged on the table with wide Lapis-lazuli borders. The central scene has a light chalcedony background framed by a garland with an asymmetrical rocaill [+]

Tabletop of Don Rodrigo Calderón
White marble, Green marble, Lapis lazuli. Ca. 1615
Anonymous
Tabletop of Don Rodrigo Calderón
White marble, Green marble, Lapis lazuli. Ca. 1615
Anonymous

The design of this tabletop is not structured into compartments but the motifs are freely combined, spreading into the border framing it. It is listed in the auction of Rodrigo Calderón, secret [+]

Tabletop
Paragone, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster. Late XVI century
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop
Paragone, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster. Late XVI century
Roman Sculptor

This tabletop has a design of geometrical motifs around a large, agate oval with a decoration of coloured marble inlay. It is known as “the Venetian Piece” due to the fact that it has been identified [+]

Tabletop
Paragone, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop
Paragone, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor

This tabletop has a geometrical decoration with a large central oval framed by two volutes. The border combines ovals and diamonds with floral motifs. A similar type of decoration is to be found on th [+]

Philip II's Tabletop
African marble, White marble, Agate, Jasper, Lapis lazuli. Before 1587
Roman Sculptor
Philip II's Tabletop
African marble, White marble, Agate, Jasper, Lapis lazuli. Before 1587
Roman Sculptor

This tabletop was sent from Rome by Cardinal Alessandrino, nephew of Pope Pius V, to Philip II of Spain in 1587. Of unusual proportions, it is designed to create the impression that the inlay is made [+]

Tabletop of the Papal Nuncio, Innocenzo Massimo
Chalcedony, Paragone, Red jasper. 1624
Galleria Dei Lavori, Florencia
Tabletop of the Papal Nuncio, Innocenzo Massimo
Chalcedony, Paragone, Red jasper. 1624
Galleria Dei Lavori, Florencia

This tabletop has a decoration of floral motifs, insects and birds typical of Florentine manufacture of the early seventeenth century, in contrast to the earlier more geometrical style. This new appro [+]

Tabletop of the Admiral of Castile
White marble, Agate, Chalcedony, Paragone, Bohemian jasper, Lapis lazuli, Coral. Ca. 1625
Anonymous
Tabletop of the Admiral of Castile
White marble, Agate, Chalcedony, Paragone, Bohemian jasper, Lapis lazuli, Coral. Ca. 1625
Anonymous

This tabletop has a border with large, lapis lazuli cartouches surrounding the arms of the 9th Admiral of Castile, Alfonso Enríquez de Cabrera, and of his mother, Vittoria Colonna. Enríq [+]

Tabletop of don Rodrigo Calderon
African marble, White marble, Polychrome marble, Paragone, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Ca. 1600
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop of don Rodrigo Calderon
African marble, White marble, Polychrome marble, Paragone, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Ca. 1600
Roman Sculptor

This tabletop belonged to Rodrigo Calderon, secretary to Philip III, who seems to have acquired it by somewhat unethical means. Its decoration of military motifs suggests that it is related to the vic [+]

Console
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Jasper. 1781 - 1786
Ferroni, Juan Bautista; Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
Console
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Jasper. 1781 - 1786
Ferroni, Juan Bautista; Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro

The tabletop, which bears its date of completion, is decorated with trompe l’oeil decorations organized like a messy table. A painting with two Oriental figures is surrounded by various books, a ruler [+]

Tabletop
Marble, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster, Coral. Ca. 1570
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop
Marble, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster, Coral. Ca. 1570
Roman Sculptor

This is considered to be the earliest tabletop of this kind in Spain to judge from the materials used and the similarity of the decoration to other such tabletops in Florence (Museo degli Argenti). Th [+]

Console Table
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Jasper. 1775 - 1783
Ferroni, Juan Bautista; Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
Console Table
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Jasper. 1775 - 1783
Ferroni, Juan Bautista; Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro

The decoration of the tabletop is a trompe l’oeil design of the "disordered table" type. The objects refer to the liberal arts, including paintings, of which two are anamorphic and one a silhouette po [+]

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