Venetian Rococo Giltwood Armchair
Mid 18th century
The padded cartouche-shaped backrest within a frame carved with pierced foliage, scrolls and ruffled edges, the serpentine drop-in seat flanked by downswept scrolled molded arm rests, the pierced shell-carved apron raised on foliate carved cabriole legs. Height of backrest 48 3/4 inches (1.24 m), width 24 1/2 inches (62.2 cm), height of seat 19 inches (48.2 cm), width 24 inches (61 cm), width overall 30 inches (76.2 cm), depth 22 inches (55.9 cm).
Christopher Gibbs Limited, London
Purchased from the above, April 7, 1987
C Property from a New York Private Collection
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