An important pair of Venetian, late-17th century, painted, silvered and gilded sidechairs that would have formed part of a large set

September 18, 2019 3:02 pm Published by

The male chair with a profusely carved back surmounted by a coronet supported by rampant lions on the male chair. A large cornucopia, each holding trailing stems tulips and roses, rests either side of the upholstered back, projecting from a central shell motif with fish scales either side. The seat and back upholstered in a period, crimson silk damask. The front legs are carved male figures with shell halo’s terminating in fish tails continuing into ball and claw feet. The front stretcher has a central shell motif surrounded by leaf and scroll carving. The side & central stretchers with leaf and scroll carving as with the back legs which have a good rake and terminate in ball and claw feet.

The female chair also with a profusely carved back surmounted by a coronet supported by acanthus leaves. A large vine, heavy with grapes, rests either side of the upholstered back, terminating with a large exotic bird resting on its boughs . The seat and back upholstered in a period, crimson silk damask. The front legs are carved female figures with shell halo’s terminating in fish tails continuing into ball and claw feet. The front stretcher has a central shell motif surrounded by leaf and scroll carving. The side & central stretchers with leaf and scroll carving as with the back legs which have a good rake and terminate in ball and claw feet.

Male chair height : 127 cm., 50 in.,
Female chair height : 125 cm., 49 in.
Both seat heights : 55 cm., 21 ½ in., Depth 45 cm., 17 ½ in., Length 46 cm., 18 in.,

Just purchased & researching, so more info to follow

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