Table base made of different types of marble and inlaid hard stones.
- Total height: 76 cm.
- Pedestal: 35 x 35 cm.
- Top: 45 x 45 cm.
- Base: 45 x 45 cm.
What are Florentine hard stones:
Hard stones is the name given to a decorative arts technique consisting of inlaying marble or semi-precious stones such as jade, quartz, agate, jasper, lapis lazuli, chalcedony, etc., forming a pictorial composition. Inlaying consists of inlaying thin slabs of stone or marble on a compact surface, cut and fitted together to form various images or compositions, adhered with glue or putty and then polished.
This technique began in Rome in the 16th century and reached maturity in Florence, hence the name Florentine mosaic.