Description

    A Venetian Rococo Sedan Chair

    Unknown maker, Venice, Italy
    Mid Eighteenth Century
    Gilt and polychrome wood
    80 inches high x 32 inches wide x 42 inches deep

    With extraordinarily ornate carving and a whimsical quality, the entire form is softly curved and tapering with seven hand-painted vignettes enclosed in asymmetrical gilt carving. With glass windowed entrance door mounted and hinged in front of structure, three windows on one side, upholstered interior walls and seat surrounded by two retractable privacy screens. Surmounted with cupids and putti musicians of a Baroque and Chinoise style atop four carved gilt feet.



    Condition Report*:

    Considerable amount of painting redone in Nineteenth Century, restoration to mouldings and some of figures.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    26th-27th Thursday-Friday
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