Lot 80

A rare, large Italian refectory table in walnut from the estate of Max Jacob Friedländer, 17th century

From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots


The free-standing, severely geometric corpus in solid, partly carved walnut. Standing on four turned baluster legs with a crossbar, the straight frame with three drawers and two panelled drawers in front of large compartments. Imposing, heavy table top. The draw pulls also in walnut. Old labels pasted on the underside with reference to Mr Friedländer and a Berlin moving company.
An exceptional, early piece of library furniture with a first-rate provenance. Dimensions 84 x 241 x 64 cm.
Provenance: From the private estate of Max Jacob Friedländer, Berlin, thereafter owned by the actor Robert Platte, also Berlin. Galerie Rudolf Springer, Berlin. Subsequently in the Berlin art trade. Part of a private German collection since the 1980s.
Condition: II
Condition Report:
Showing traces of age and use. Visible worming, not active. The table top partially restored. Delightful original patination. Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 246 lots and starts on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4 pm (CET). The pre-sale viewing will take place from September 19 - 24, 2020 from 10 am to 6 pm (CET).