TWO Italian 'Poltrone Piedmontese' Armchairs

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A 'near pair' of Nord-Ovest Italian transitional Baroque to Rococo, carved walnut poltrone (armchairs). Slight irregularities in cartouches, back splats, scrolls, volutes, and foliate carved knees only on one chair; all consistent with the provincial aesthetic of naive Italian 'fauteuils' such as these. These poltrone may have been customised. The lady's chair has a slightly shorter back, and foliate carved knees.


    Of the Period
    Place of Origin
    Date of Manufacture
    c. 1740
    18th Century and Earlier
    Good. These are not an identical pair, though made 'by the same hand'..
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
    39 in. H x 26 in. W x 26 in. D
    99 cm H x 66 cm W x 66 cm D
    Seat Height
    21 in. (53 cm)
    Seller Location
    Woodbury, CT
    Sold As
    Set of 2
    Reference Number
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