A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD PICTURE FRAME, IN THE MANNER OF THE FANTONI WORKSHOP EARLY 18TH CENTURY
A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD PICTURE FRAME, IN THE MANNER OF THE FANTONI WORKSHOP EARLY 18TH CENTURY
A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD PICTURE FRAME, IN THE MANNER OF THE FANTONI WORKSHOP EARLY 18TH CENTURY
A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD PICTURE FRAME, IN THE MANNER OF THE FANTONI WORKSHOP EARLY 18TH CENTURY
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Property of a Lady

A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD PICTURE FRAME, IN THE MANNER OF THE FANTONI WORKSHOP EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property of a Lady

A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD PICTURE FRAME, IN THE MANNER OF THE FANTONI WORKSHOP EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,625GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Lady

A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD PICTURE FRAME, IN THE MANNER OF THE FANTONI WORKSHOP EARLY 18TH CENTURY


62 by 60cm.; 2ft.¼in., 1ft. 11¾in.


Condition Report

In overall good condition. Repaired breaks. Some losses to gilding and mouldings as to be expected given age. Evidence of old woodworm activity, which no longer appears to be active. Superb carving.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929), London;

Private Collection, Channel Islands (1973 - after 1993);

by descent to the present owner.


COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

E. Colle, Il Mobile Barocco in Italia, Milan, 2000, pp.386-387, no.96.


Catalogue Note

This frame used to hold a carved marble relief previously attributed to Agostino Busti or Bambaia (1483-1548) now in the collections of the Getty Museum (inv. no. 2000.19). It is rather difficult to attribute this frame as different regions in Norther Italy produced giltwood frames and mirrors close to this design with boldly carved scrolled acanthus. However, through comparisons with mirrors and drawings by or attributed to Fantoni, this frame can be related to the workshop of the Italian carver Andrea Fantoni (1659-1734). A related drawing from the workshop and similar mirror sold Christie's London, 23 June 1999, lot 99 are illustrated in E. Colle, op.cit., p.386.

STYLE: Private Collections
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