Author or Workshop:Venetian armchair
Characteristics:Venice, 1750 circa. Carved and gilded walnut
Dimensions:Height 125 cm - Width 77 cm - Depth 70 cm
Provenance:Private collection, New York, USA
Bibliography:Clara Santini, Mille mobili Veneti. L’arredo domestico in Veneto dal sec. XV al Sec.XIX, Volume I-II-III, Modena 2002
This gilded wooden armchair is an outstanding example of the executive quality of the 18th-century Venetian workers.
The armchair is masterfully sculpted in every part, from the legs with exceptional volutes, to the carved and richly carved armrests, up to the backrest that presents the classic Venetian Baroque motifs also present at Ca ‘Rezzonico.
All the gilding is coeval and original in all its parts.