17th Century Frame Top in Baroque Style For Sale
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17th Century Frame Top in Baroque Style

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This Baroque cymatic (frame top) is a stunning hand-carved piece gilded in pure gold and finished with lacquer. Originally from Rome, this centring piece features volute motifs and elegant baroque-style leaves. The wood used for the carving of this piece, as many others of that time, is a soft wood, perfect to be gilded and lacquered. Probably, this frame top used to overlook a mirror and is nowadays a perfectly elegant object that may be placed over a door or as a wall decoration. Being this a Roman Baroque piece, makes it a collector's item. In fact, these pieces were only and absolutely produced in Rome, making them special works of art limited to this specific geographic area. This piece has been restored in modern days by Claudia Fontana. Daughter of the Roman Maestro Alfredo Fontana, Claudia learned this antique art of restoration from the hard lessons of her father, in a Bottega in the centre of Rome. The great influence of pieces that have come by the Bottega enriched the cultural and historical knowledge of the Fontana's, who have spent their lives in bringing back to life ancient pieces of furniture. Claudia's philosophy and work ethic make this process a pure form of art: attention to details, historical research and knowledge combined with a grand amount of patience makes it possible for us, nowadays, to touch, feel and envision the aesthetics of a world that used to be. All of her restoring techniques are in fact focused on regenerating pieces to be structurally solid, but maintaining the original aesthetic as much as possible.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1700-1730
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.75 in. x W 15 in. x D 4.50 in.H 14.61 cm x W 38.1 cm x D 11.43 cm
  • Seller Location
    Rome, IT
  • Reference Number
    LU4002112419751
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