06 juillet 2010

16th Century Table made for the Duke of Urbino Francesco Maria II Della Rovere Estimated Now to Sell for 1 Million

Italian Engraved Ivory Inlaid Rosewood Centre Table made for the Duke of Urbino Francesco Maria II Della Rovere (1549-1631), c 1596-7, and subsequently part of the collection of the Medici family. Est: £500,000-1,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On Tuesday 6th July 2010, Sotheby’s London will offer for sale a remarkable example of 16th-century craftsmanship – an Italian rosewood table, inlaid with ivory and finely engraved. In 1989 this same piece sold at auction for £6,000. More recent research by Sotheby’s specialists has... [Lire la suite]