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18th Century Italian Wooden Carved Sarcophagus-Shaped Chest with Reliquary

$5,300

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An Italian Rococo sarcophagus-shaped wooden chest of bombé rectangular form with richly carved gilt decoration on a distressed ebonized ground. The hinged pagoda top lid is skillfully carved with a frieze of urns in arches above a convex gadrooned molding and palmettes. The bombé body is adorned with carved foliate scrolls surrounding a discreet keyhole above the red glass paned oculus of a reliquary, while corner acanthus leaves flank two interlaced C-shaped scrolls on the sides. The exuberant use of curves and counter curves along with the gilt and natural forms in the carved ornamentation of this rare Italian sarcophagus-shaped chest are typical of the Rococo style that originated in France and spread throughout Europe during the 18th century. The opulent style and mystic charm of this extraordinary and rare piece could bring a striking accent to any home.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Depth: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Rococo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Age appropriate wear with nice aging throughout the piece. Some loss of the finish. One hinge is missing, as shown in pictures. Please look at the various photos available.
  • Seller Location
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU166123833852

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    Ships From: Palm Desert, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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