<
Share your favorites on Show & Tell

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

In Furniture > Tables > Show & Tell and Furniture > Mid-Century Modern Furniture > Show & Tell.
Tables544 of 1195Please help me identify dining setKidney shaped tabe. Italy, 1950s.
15
Love it
0
Like it

ManikinManikin loves this.
Nordicman32Nordicman32 loves this.
EZaEZa loves this.
Cormoran1925Cormoran1925 loves this.
BudekBudek loves this.
HunterHunter loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
vintagelampvintagelamp loves this.
VladimirVladimir loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
VioletOrangeVioletOrange loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
See 13 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

austrohung…
(574 items)

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!

Comments

  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    stunning table and other house!!
  2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks SEAN!

    We love The Other House, that's why we go often to The Other City
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    Your very welcome austro, I don't blame ya!!
  4. solver solver, 3 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
    http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/turkeymetsamor.htm

    Do you think your table is Italian? That's a beautiful slab of marble that looks like it might be Carrara.
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks everybody for your love: MANI, EZA, CORMORAN, BUDEK, HUNTER, KAREN, VET, VINTAGELAMP, VLADIMIR, SKLO, VIOLET, MIKE, AGH & SEAN!!!

    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.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.