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Large Italian Bed Canopy
Large Italian bed canopy, or corona (also known in France as a ciel de lit), circa 1760-1780. Hand carved giltwood with painted detail decoration. Portion of reverse side is unfinished (probably originally set against a wall). Wonderful architectural element that can function as originally intended over a bed or canapé sofa, or instead perhaps wired as a light fixture.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1760-1780
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsSmall portions of canopy missing around lower rim. Minor losses to gilt and gesso. Approximately one fourth of side is unfinished (probably set against a wall originally). Original gilt finish is water gilding - must not be cleaned with water.
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
- DimensionsH 11 in. x Dm 31 in.H 27.94 cm x Dm 78.74 cm
- Diameter31 in. (78.74 cm)
- Seller LocationHouston, TX
- Seller Reference NumberSF26.02
- Reference Number130711984728
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