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The revolving adjustable seat is raised on a circular base and decorated with gilt paterae and banding, and stands on four slender tapering legs decorated with acanthus leaf motifs, and a central column with serpentine stretchers.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 58 x Width 44 x Depth 45
Dimensions in inches:
Height 22.8 x Width 17.3 x Depth 17.7
Venetian Grotto furniture
Was originally created for the artificial grottos of Royal palace gardens. Traditionally carved in solid wood and either painted or gilded they were also known as fantasy furniture.
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.
Our reference: 05725
318 Green Lanes