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Console
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Jasper. 1781 - 1784
Ferroni, Juan Bautista; Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
Console
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Jasper. 1781 - 1784
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, a box, a cane, various papers and a drawing, two pistols and a powder container, a belt and a dagger. The bronze foot was made by Giovanni Battista Ferroni after Neapolitan consoles from the first h

Console Table
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Jasper. 1783 - 1784
Ferroni, Juan Bautista; Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
Console Table
Gilt-bronze, Paragone, Jasper. 1783 - 1784
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 portrait, a book by Pliny, another of pieces of music, a hurdy-gurdy, bellows and a stick. The bronze base follows Neapolitan tables of this type of the first half of the century.

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