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It has been superbly hand painted with floral reserves and gilded highlights in the Lacca Povera manner.
It has a stunning serpentine shape, two full width capacious drawers, and is raised on cabriole legs.
The inside of the top drawer bears the retailers ivorine plaque:
Italia House (1927) Ltd
74/6 Welbeck Street
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 77 x Width 90 x Depth 42
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 2 feet, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches
Lacca povera was probably first practiced toward the end of the 17th century and became especially popular during the 1720's in Italy and other European countries, where it was used continuously throughout the 18th century. It reached its zenith and was especially popular in Venice during the Rococo period with its fondness for Chinoiserie and its expertise in whimsically interpreting the mysterious "Orient."
Our reference: 07022
318 Green Lanes