Pair of Italian ‘Mecca’ Marble Side Tables
One Late 18th Century, the Other Later
Mecca varnish, giltwood and marble
33.5in h x 44.75in w x 23.5in d
• One from Mallet, New York
• an important private collection, Far Hills, NJ, since 2006
These two gold-and-silver varnished marble-topped tables are of neoclassic design having carved floral-swag friezes flanked by paterae on tapering reeded columnar legs with lappet bands and ball feet. One late 18th century, the other is believed to be a fine later copy.