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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 Manufacture
    circa 1760-1780
  • Period
    Late 18th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Small 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.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 11 in. x Dm 31 in.H 27.94 cm x Dm 78.74 cm
  • Diameter
    31 in. (78.74 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Seller Reference Number
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1stdibs seller since 2013
Located in Houston, TX
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