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A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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An Italian baroque carved armchair, Venice, 19th century
the padded back issuing scrolling armrests, each arm carved with a reclining female figure, terminating in a scroll and supported by draped figures, above a rectangular seat on baluster-turned legs joined by an H-stretcher, upholstered with later green velvet
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Catalogue Note

A. González-Palacios, Il Tempio del Gusto: la Toscana e l'Italian settentrionale, vol. II, Milan, 1986, p. 343, fig. 729, illustrates an armchair carved in boxwood by Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732) now in the Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, upon which this example is based.

See also Sotheby's London, Piano Nobile - A Collection from an Aristocratic Milanese Palazzo, 5 November 2013, lot 79, for a 19th century example.  

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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London