36 East 73rd Street New York City, NY 10021 , United States Call Seller 212.517.9176


A Lacquered and Gilded Wood Cabinet and Desk

$ 36,000
  • Description
    This rare credenza and desk for a standing writer has a super structure containing four drawers flanking a central niche above a cabinet section with one shelf and a sliding access to the upper section of the lower body. Typically the Sicilian pieces have reserves with a lighter background with finely painted floral and bird motifs. Outlined with gilded pastiglia in relief. The preferred colors were light and dark blue and orangey-reds. This example with finely painted floral and bird subjects is from the areas outside Palermo where the nobles had their country villas. The condition of this piece is of rare quality.
  • More Information
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Lacquered and gilded wood
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: Circa 1755
    Styles / Movements: Rococo, Other
    Book References: Fioratti, Helen Costantino. il mobile italiano dall’ antichita allo stile Impero Page 194.
    Dealer Reference #: CRC 18-34
    Incollect Reference #: 141571
  • Dimensions
    W. 47.25 in; H. 47.25 in; D. 27.5 in;
    W. 120.02 cm; H. 120.02 cm; D. 69.85 cm;
Message from Seller:

The gallery deals in European works of art, antiques and paintings from antiquity to the end of the eighteenth century. Under Mrs. Fioratti's direction, the gallery has continued to supply works of art to museums across America and Europe. She has designed interiors in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Mrs. Fioratti has worked on architectural restorations, and restored a 10th century village near Siena.

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