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An Italian neoclassical polychrome-painted bed
Venice, 19th century
height 67 in.; width 82 3/4 in.; depth 73 in.
170 cm; 210 cm; 185 cm
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Catalogue Note

Only a very limited number of Venetian beds have survived, therefore, even if partially redecorated, this bed represents a rare example in the Venetian furniture repertory. Neoclassical Venetian furniture, which frequently incorporated a naively ribboned profile medallion as part of the decoration, as on the present example, was also rarely produced due to the fact that the rococo forms, for which Venice was famous, were still much in fashion and appreciated in the lagoon until the end of the 18th century.    

Comparative literature:

Clara Santini, Le Lacche dei Veneziani, Modena, 2003
Saul Levy, Lacche veneziane Settecentesche, Milano, 1967, Tav. 215.

Ariane Dandois: European Furniture, Paintings & Asian Art

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New York