A fine pair of Venitian rococò giltwood window benches
Venetian rococo, Mid 18th century
Carved Gilt Giltwood Woods
52.1 x 101.6 x 41.3 cm (20 ¹/₂ x 40 x 16 ¹/₄ inches)
Property from a Palm Beach interior designed by Bunny Williams
Bestetti & Tumminelli, Il Mobile Veneziano Del '700 Giuseppe Morazzoni ,1927., p. CCLI, “mirror in the Correr Museum, Venice”
Saul Levy, Il mobile veneziano del settecento, Görlich Milan, 1964. Tav.95-98.
Related examples Giuseppe Rossi collection auction exhibition lot 114 Sothebys London 10 March 1999 sold for 36700£
With a serpentine padded seat covered with contemporary lampas, the pierced frieze and cabriole legs elaborately carved with shell motifs, lambrequins and leaves.
A North Italian fruitwood, walnut, ebony , boxwood, tulipwood and kingwood microcarving portrait relief miniature attributed to Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), depicting a standing Mars with cuirass, feathered helmet and sword, holding a spear with his right and a shield on his left hand.