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Antique Venetian Gondola Chair, 18th C.

$2,250

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An authentic 18th century Venetian gondola chair displaying great classical form, understated embellishments, and handsome antique character. Hand-crafted of solid walnut with a dark brown finish that’s acquired a rich patina. Curvaceous lines present a dramatic silhouette from every angle. Pod-like seat boasts beautifully formed and fitted elements that flow smoothly from one section to the next. Sits upon pedestal base with splayed legs and support foot at back. Understated hand-carved embellishments include scroll detail at top of seat back and acanthus leaf trim on edges and base. Authentic character and craftsperson’s hand on attractive display throughout. Nail holes along seat edge indicate that it was formerly fully upholstered. Revealed are bentwood back supports and wrought iron braces with rustic nail heads.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)Width: 36.5 in. (92.71 cm)Depth: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
    Repaired: Lighter-colored old wood filler in one spot on seat edge. Possible antique repair indicated by vertical metal support bar spanning center of seat back. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Handsome antique condition with appropriate signs of age, wear, and use. Structurally sound. Seat back plank with crack spanning width. Side plank slightly loose. Worming of varying amount, mostly on seat edge and interior. More photos upon request.
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU955023205052

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    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
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