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An Italian rococo green lacca and parcel-gilt corner cabinet, Venice, circa 1760
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An Italian rococo green lacca and parcel-gilt corner cabinet, Venice, circa 1760
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The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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An Italian rococo green lacca and parcel-gilt corner cabinet, Venice, circa 1760
of bombé shape, with grey-veined white marble above two pierced doors, on short cabriole legs
87cm. high, 98cm. wide, 78cm. deep; 2ft. 10¼in., 3ft. 2½in., 2ft. 6¾in.
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Catalogue Note

Related literature:

Various authors, Europäisches Rokoko, Munich, pp. 252-53, ill. 102

This extremely rare corner cupboard is distinguished by the unusual pierced panels on a more customary rococo body, with extravagantly bombé forms that are typical of the period. It is part of a suite of furniture of which little is known and which was possibly created in Venice in the 1760s, a testament to the imaginative skills of Venetian carvers. 

A pair of commodes from this suite, formerly in the Fischer-Böhler collection, Munich, is illustrated in Europäisches Rokoko, op. cit., p. 252 (reproduced here in fig. 1). 

The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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London