Pair of Consoles

Artist:17th century Roman manufacture


Geographic area :Rome

Technique:carved, ebonized, gilded wood; marble top


These richly carved and gilded consoles, decorated with leaves and putti, reveal the formal influence of the architects and sculptors of Bernini’s school. The powerful contrast of ebonized wood and gold is typically Roman in its approach. Even the gaudiness of the decoration would fit in well in the baroque Roman palazzo for which they were probably designed. Made between the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th, they reflect the ideas put on paper by architects and the decorations produced in Bernini’s school.