18th Century Louis XV Italian Giltwood Stool

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A remarkably rare specimen of Italian craftsmanship, this 18th century giltwood stool showcases exquisite elements of Louis XV design. By the Mid-Century, the powerful influence of French styles permeated the works of Italian cabinetmakers, who created a more robust and distinctly bolder vision of Louis XV. In true Italian fashion, the depth and richness of the carving is amazing, from the X-stretchers to the pierced shells on the facade. Combined with superb condition, this stool is an exemplary work of Italian design.

A similar yet slightly later and smaller stool was owned by the 3rd Lord Berwick (1773-1842) and housed in his Attingham Park Estate in Shrewsbury, England, which was bequeathed to The National Trust in 1953.

Provenance:
Titled estate, Italy,

circa 1750.

Measures: 43" wide x 16" deep x 17" high.

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Louis XV
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1750
    Dimensions
    17 in. H x 43 in. W x 16 in. D
    43 cm H x 109 cm W x 41 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU89114973743
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