J. Darmanin & Sons

Rare Irish Armorial Pietra Dura Low Table with Seashells

Mid-19th Century

The double serpentine form top made of various specimen marbles and inlaid with the armorial for the Baker family of County Tipperary, with motto "Hono Virtutis Satelles" surrounded by panels of sea shells. Signed. On a later ebonized base. Note some wear to painted surface of base. The top was made by the best known marble working firm in 19th century Malta, J. Darmanin and Sons, who traded from about 1800-1880s and exhibited at several international exhibitions including the Great Exhibition, London in 1851.

Height: 19.5 x Width: 37 x Depth: 31.5 inches