Decorative Items | Renaissance | Furniture | Stock No: 11329

Stock No.11329

11329. AN OPUS OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE HERALDIC CARVING: A remarkable ornately carved walnut Casapanca or house / hall bench with abundant carved images and features in the Italian Venetian Renaissance manner. Centrally high on the back a Stemma Nobile or coat of arms is flanked by crouching winged Venetian Lions..heraldic beast of Venice. Below this is a central winged helmeted head of Mercury, festooned either side by continuing fruit swags and Satyr masks. The back panel continues the rich ornamentation and the two arms are again adorned with recumbent Venetian Lions.The hinged box / storage seat is above further conforming high relief carved decoration of winged dragons, guardians of a further Stemma.
Italian, 19th century.

15500
£
width height depth
68"
172.8 cms
61 78"
157.1 cms
22 12"
57.2 cms

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