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Marbletop table with rock art decoration. Spain, 1950s.

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Tables743 of 1373Please help me identify dining setKidney shaped tabe. Italy, 1950s.
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Another kidney-ish shaped table in our collection. This time the marble top really is the main feauture here... Those Prehistorical art motifs really make this table an outstanding one, although in a very kitsch way, specially because they use patterns from very different places and periods.

    The legs are also amazing here, and I specially like the structure created between them to hold the heavy marble top (pic.3).

    And finally, on pic.4, you can see the table within the house decoration. This is the entrance hall to The Other House. The chairs behind the table are Italian and also from the 1950s, although I know nothing about who could have design them. Italian furniture was absolutely great at the moment!

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning table and other house!!
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks SEAN!

      We love The Other House, that's why we go often to The Other City
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome austro, I don't blame ya!!
    4. solver solver, 7 years ago
      Wow, austrohungaro, that table is a hard act to follow! It certainly "does" deserve that place of prominence in your entrance hall. You and Carlos are amazing, in addition to your extraordinary collection.

      I only have a second but could not resist looking at this. Simply from a quick observation, the hieroglyphics appear to be Armenian:

      Go the center of page and click on the graphic on the right, "The Evolution of Armenian Alphabet:"
      Courtesy Ancient Wisdom site, UK

      Do you think your table is Italian? That's a beautiful slab of marble that looks like it might be Carrara.
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago

      And thanks so much for your intereting input and link, SOLVER!!!

      I have doing some research and it all points out that the table is actually Spanish!!! I have removed the last pic and shared one that proves that most of the figures on the table belong to actual Spanish rock art.

      I knew, of course, that of the Altamira bull, and that of the two ladies I remembered from my schooldays History books. To identify the other figures, a clear example of the rock paintings in South and Eastern Spain, I've got the unvaluable help of my friend Patricia who identified them as belonging to the Valltorta paintings in Castellón. So if all the figures come from ancient spanish paintings, the chances of the table having been made in Spain are really high.

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