Inventory number
O00466
Author
Ghinghi, Francesco (Italian)
Title
Buffet (table)
Chronology
1749 - 1763
Technique
Taracea
Material
Piedras duras, preciosas y semipreciosas
Dimensions
95 cm x 150 cm x 105 cm - 218,6 kg
School
Italiana
Theme
Alegoría
On display
No
Provenance
Royal Collection

This piece of ebony furniture made by Gaspero Donnini has heads carved by Giovanni Morghen at its four corners. They allude to the four seasons. The legs end in horse's hooves as part of an elegant naturalist décor, which is repeated in the decoration of the top, with abundant fruit, birds, flowers and other animals.

This buffet was probably made in the Naples workshops, which were very active during the second half of the eighteenth century in order to satisfy the decorative needs of the Spanish monarchs. These workshops were directed by Francesco Ghingi, who made the drawing and decorative models, relying on his team of craftsmen to fashion the overall piece.

 
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