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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.

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  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1750
  • Dimensions

    H 17 in. x W 43 in. x D 16 in.

    H 43.18 cm x W 109.22 cm x D 40.64 cm

  • Seller location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Seller reference number
    30-4466
  • Reference number
    LU89114973743

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