19th C. Italian Baroque Style Carved Walnut Cassone - For Sale

19th C. Italian Baroque Style Carved Walnut Cassone
Price: $6200.00
19th Century Italian Baroque Style Carved Walnut Cassone, with a hinged top, egg and dart paneled sides with heriboned and swagged garlands centered by a shield catouche on canted paw feet. H:22" W:5' D:21" A further description of Italian antique furniture: From the beginning of the Renaissance in the early 15th century, there were changes in furniture forms that were to spread over Europe. The growth of a wealthy and powerful bourgeoisie caused the building of more substantial houses and a demand for good furniture. The furniture of the early Italian Renaissance is often restrained, with beautiful, simple designs carved in walnut, for more elaborate work, sculpture in low relief and stucco modelled in intricate patterns were much used.. In general the cassone, or marriage coffer (hope chest), was a form on which the craftsman's skill was lavished. In addition to elaborate relief work and gilding, these coffers often were painted on the front and sides and occasionally inside the lid as well, with appropriate biblical or mythological scenes. Motifs popular with the Italian carver included cupids, grotesque masks, scrolled foliage, and strapwork. This particular Cassone carved in walnut with well detailed carving and would adorn any room. Located in the heart of Summerland, California, Lifestyle Antiques & Interiors offers the finest high-end Antiques, Decorative Arts, and Home Furnishings on the South Coast. We feature a rich collection from Europe, specializing in Italian Furniture, French and Spanish. The elegant collection varies from antique and Murano lamps, decorative pillows, Chandeliers, Mirrors and a fine selection of home furnishings. Just 3 minutes south of Santa Barbara. For your convenience you may shop on line: www.lifestyleantiques.com

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