Column in "Scagliola" cherry red, late 19th century
Important column in stucco marble called "Scagliola" in imitation of red Griotte and black marble from Italy. This column of Neoclassical style with a Doric capital has a fluted shaft resting on a hexagonal base and supports a black circular top. With its refined look, this Doric column will fit in many interiors and can accommodate a bronze sculpture, a marble statuette, a biscuit or a porcelain vase. Dimensions of the tray: Ø30cm / Ø11,81 in
The scagliole, Italian innovation
The scagliola (from the Italian Scaglia, "scale"), also called "stuccomarmo" is invented after the discovery of a gypsum in northern Italy, the selenite. Mixed with glue and pigments, the calcined stone becomes a paste that allows the realization of works such as tables inlaid with hard stones (Medici Chapel in Florence) or columns (Duke of Bavaria Chapel). The use of very sophisticated techniques consisting in coloring the paste directly allows to create a perfect imitation of marble on the surface.
Dim: W: 39cm, D: 39cm, H: 111cm.
Dim: W: 15,4in, D: 15,4in, H: 43,7in.
Condition report : Good condition. Some slight restorations.