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A fine Italian rococo lacca povera slant front desk 'casetone a ribalta'
mid-18th century, possibly Sicily
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 67,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
717
A fine Italian rococo lacca povera slant front desk 'casetone a ribalta'
mid-18th century, possibly Sicily
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 67,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A fine Italian rococo lacca povera slant front desk 'casetone a ribalta'
mid-18th century, possibly Sicily
height 45 3/4 in.; width 38 1/2 in.; depth 21 3/4 in.
116 cm; 97.5 cm; 55 cm
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Catalogue Note

An arte povera commode of Piedmontese origin with similar decoration is illustrated, Elisabetta Barbolini Ferrari, Mobili Dipinti, Tempera, Lacca ed Arte povera nelle botteghe italiane tra XVII e XVIII secolo, Modena, 2004, p. 150.

The art of lacca povera originated in Venice where artisans, faced with the high costs and long preparations of traditional lacquer, sought a new cheaper process and discovered that ready-made designs could be applied to the furniture by gluing cut-out engravings of very thin paper directly onto furniture, they would then be colored. The final step was applying a thick varnish which created a uniform film, giving a finished "lacquered" appearance.

Ariane Dandois: European Furniture, Paintings & Asian Art

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New York