An Outstanding Italian Painted Cupboard.
|Our most intriguing new piece comes to us with an Italian history. This baroque painted cupboard has Gothic tones with a window to period costume and style. As an important document and icon of a couple’s marriage, this amazing piece pictures, in Renaissance style painting, their various interests presented in tiers. From the cornice downward, they are astrology, hunting, mythology, hunting with dogs, the seasons, the wedding scene, and birds.|
All is framed within a fretwork cornice with an arched overhang (reminiscent of the early English dressers) above a shelf and above a lower case with cupboard doors held by massive decorative strap hinges over two drawers, on floral painted legs bracketed by scroll supports and a central drop. Restored.
H. 94″, w. 79″, d. 20.5″.