Offered by: Kulik Selzer
3 Cheshire Street London E2 6ED , England Call Seller 4407730747626


Venetian Lacca Povera Desk Secretary circa 1730

$ 185,000
  • Description
    A rare and important Venetian bureau. In shape, this secretary is influenced by the English bureau bookcase. This example consists of three parts: the arched upper section whose interior contains visible drawers as well as hidden compartments, a middle section with a sloping fall front and the lower section with three large drawers. The construction is very basic: all the attention is lavished on the surface decoration which is executed in a decoupage technique known as lacca povera or lacca contrafatta.

    A similar example is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum New York.
  • More Information
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: wood and paint
    Condition: Fair. In unrestored original condition
    Creation Date: 1730
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 501001
  • Dimensions
    W. 36.22 in; H. 92.52 in; D. 25.59 in;
    W. 92 cm; H. 235 cm; D. 65 cm;
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