A SET OF SIX GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS

VENICE, MID 18TH CENTURY

cm 119h x 68

A rare set of six armchairs in carved giltwood; on small curved feet, the arched legs rise, adorned on their upper parts by borders in rilief that continue the strip centred by a rich scroll motif. The clean shaped backs rise up towards the upper part with a shell-like gable end and a rocaille pierced. Carved reliefs adorn the structure and the re-curved arms of the armchairs. The six giltwood armchairs, of extraordinary elegance of shape and refined build, are to be considered one of the highest achievements of Venetian furnishings and, without a doubt, were commissioned by someone of aristocratic standing, belonging to one of the most important families of the Serenissima. Very similar pieces are to be found at the Ca’ Rezzonico Museum in Venice.

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