DescriptionAn Italian Baroque Carved Walnut Refectory Table, Umbrian, 14th century and later
35-1/2h x 101 w x 34-1/2 d inches (90.17 x 256.54 x 87.63 cm)
From the William Randolph Hearst Collection
The large rectangular top above three uniquely carved supports featuring classical eagles and floral motifs in relief and sleigh feet joined by a single stretcher. A handsome and massive piece that was probably selected for use in San Simeon as noted by the attached label to the underside.
Retaining labels: the first with W.R. Hearst, 3925 typed and the second reading Carved Walnut Refectory Table Umbrian 14th C. Tolentino S (?) S. S. NO u/r San Simeon in cursive handwriting. Both affixed to the underside
Property from the Personal Collection of Shirley Temple Black
Retains original labels to under side of table, the top has been refinished and displays a deep patination with small patches of replacement, heavier wear to the later cleated ends, slight loss of carved details, wormholing throughout and wear indicative of age and use.
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