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18th Century Antique Italian Cassina Marchigiana Hand Painted Nuptial Chest
Lovely nuptial trunk, with primitive painting on the front depicting in detail Hercules fighting with the Lion in the Labours of Heracles. King Eurystheus decided Hercules' first task was to bring him the skin of the vicious Lion which had been terrorizing the village in Nemea. Hercules was clever to trap the lion in its cave. A villa is reflected in the lake and forest foreground with mountains in the background. Lovely natural contrast of red and green. Brown painted top, red painted sides, family commissioned monogram on reverse. European fir. Pin hinges. From the region Marche in central Italy, Louis XIV, circa 1750. Measures: 51.75" width (131 cm) 17" depth (43 cm) 17" height (43 cm).
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1750
- Condition DetailsProfessionally restored.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 17 in. x W 51.75 in. x D 17 in.H 43.18 cm x W 131.45 cm x D 43.18 cm
- Seller LocationEncinitas, CA
- Reference NumberLU1229212728861
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