The top probably Rome, the cast iron frame probably Russia around 1800
The top forms a rich assortment of marbles, intricately mounted in a radiating pattern. Such tabletops were precious souvenirs for travellers from all over Europe visiting Rome; they were also exported by merchants. The classicist frame, processed in cast iron and featuring many gilded details, was probably made in Russia for the Italian tabletop. The elegance of the artful base shows the international appreciation of this Italian Pietra Dura work, perhaps brought to Russia from a Grand Tour.
Height: 75 cm, diameter: 56 cm