Italian Renaissance Style Griffon Carved Walnut Hexagonal Entry Table
Striking Renaissance Revival period figural carved triple pedestal occasional table featuring Griffons - the legendary mythological hybrid of Eagle & Lion. Relative to the Egyptian Sphinx, the Griffon has been depicted in Europe in Roman bronzes of the 1st Century, the Pisa Cathedral of the 11th Century, the Crown of Perugia of the 13th Century. Also alike Griffons in the Palace of Knossos, Crete and St Mark's Basilica in Venice. A symbol of divine power and guardian of universal treasures throughout the Middle Ages, the mythological expression in rich hardwood handcraft has survived the millennia, and is represented in this unusual antique table in old Italian Walnut with authentic Italian dark shellac patina. Circa 1820.
A dynamic entry table for any interior and architectural style.
Hexagonal shape top point to point extreme/maximum width 31.75"/ 80.6cm (diametric)
Flat side to side top maximum width 27.25"/ 69.2cm (rectilinear)
Height 28"/ 71.1cm
Pedestal feet maximum radius from center 12.5"/ 31.75cm (diametric), with 20"/ 50.8cm free space between feet