Drawing, Design for a Surtout de Table (Centerpiece)
The tablescape is a concept developed in the late-16th and 17th-century Italian states and soon followed in France. The 18th century French tablescapes favored an arrangement of tureens and other food vessels in patterns like garden parterres. Guiseppe Barberi chose the classical columns and elements favored in the Napoleonic era.
This object was purchased from Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for a Surtout de Table (Centerpiece); Architect: Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; black chalk on paper; 1938-88-1427