Tabletop, Dirk van Rijswijck, c. 1650 - c. 1660

Tabletop, Dirk van Rijswijck, c. 1650 - c. 1660

marble (rock), d 138.5cm × h 81.0cm × w 77.0cm × d 77.0cm. More details

This tabletop is the masterpiece of the renowned Dirck van Rijswijck, who kept it in his workshop to show visitors. It was particularly admired for the extraordinary naturalism of the mother-of-pearl inlay, which combined shells of various colours to create refined depictions of flowers and insects.

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