A PAIR OF FLORENTINE RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CARVED WALNUT X-FRAME STOOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY
the arm rests supported by figures of grotesques
height 26 in.; width 33 ½in.; depth 19 ½in.
66 cm; 85.1 cm; 49.5 cm
The traditional art of woodcarving flourished in 19th century Florence, as both local residents and Grand Tourists sought to acquire works in the Tuscan Renaissance style. Among the more notable sculptors turning their hand to furniture and frame design were Luigi Frullini, Angiolo Barbetti and Egisto Gajani.