Pair of Renaissance Style Walnut Wood Chairs Circa 1900
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This pair of Italian Renaissance Style chairs has exquisitely hand carved motifs that are carved out of the wood, not applied. Ebenists had assistant wood carvers who did nothing but faces or foliage, or statuary, etc., and sometimes they did all of these. In these chairs, for example look at the half-figured animal/vase motifs . You can see different renditions of the faces which were done by the different carvers. They are slightly different from each other going from chair to chair, but both are very finely executed by hand. The feathered wings of the amorini at the top center of the chairs are another example of the attention to detail each carver had. There are many types of flowers, vines and shells meticulously carved throughout the chairs. Mythological busts adorn the center back of both chairs. On the stretcher is a “zoomorphic” motif incorporated into two c- scroll motifs. From the side view, the ornamental hand-carved lines of the arms, apron and scalloped stretcher connecting the feet are all compatible with each other . The seats are rimmed with scrolling floral and foliate vines with shells throughout. The patina of the old European walnut wood is deep and rich from years of waxing and polishing.
Condition: Very minor rubs and nicks. Slight age separation of board on the seat of one chair. This can be fixed upon request.
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- Furniture & Furnishings
- Circa 1900
- Country of Origin
- Width: 25 inches
- Height: 42 inches
- Depth: 19 inches
- Weight: 0 pound
- Very minor rubs and nicks. Slight age separation of board on the seat of one chair. This can be fixed upon request.