16th Century Venetian Italian Renaissance Carved Walnut Sgabello Backs

16th Century Venetian Italian Renaissance Carved Walnut Sgabello Backs

Code: GH211

Dimensions:

W: 17cm (6.7")H: 32cm (12.6")D: 3cm (1.2")

£600.00 Approx $825.31, €702.58

A pair of exceptional, late-16th century, Venetian, walnut, sgabello backstools. The crestings depict a grotesque masque supported by a pair of putti above cartouches which have lost their painted arms and Renaissance busts terminating in a profusion of scrollwork. The seats with gadroon carved friezes are supported by bases depicting a large grotesque mask with Renaissance busts either side over stylised feet. 

The quality of these exhuberant backstools demonstrate why Italian Renaissance furniture was as highly prized as old-master paintings. They were associated with Venice and the design was disseminated throughout Europe in the late-16th century.

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