Finely carved mid 19th Century Italian giltwood open armchair of wide proportions in the Rococo manner.
Italy, Venice Circa 1860.
The asymmetrical scroll and leaf-carved top rail, centred on a stylised shell within over scrolled uprights, above a newly upholstered grey silk padded and dished seat between scroll-ended arms, raised on a decorative foliate carved scrolling X-frame base with a conforming central stylised shell.
In excellent condition having a wonderful look to the gilt work this gondola style chair with its wide proportions is almost certainly Venetian. Inspired by mid-18th century designs, this very sculptural chair has the fine carved decoration associated with the best Italian work.
Seat Height 17 inches – 43cm
Width: 26 3/4 inches – 68cm
Height: 37 1/2 inches – 95cm
Depth: 22 inches – 56cm