An Italian late 19th century carved walnut open armchair by Barbetti, Firenze, dated 1863
Lot 190
An Italian late 19th century carved walnut open armchair by Barbetti, Firenze, dated 1863
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,140) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Italian late 19th century carved walnut open armchair
by Barbetti, Firenze, dated 1863
the arched back-rail with scrolling foliate cartouche, the back centred by a strapwork shield flanked to each side by a standing female figure, the spreading arms with winged mythological beast supports, the padded seat on reeded baluster turned legs and castors, stamped to the back Barbetti/ Firenze/ Anno 1863 and to the underside Barbetti/ Firenze, 57cm wide, 62cm deep, 115cm high (22" wide, 24" deep, 45" high).

Footnotes

  • Angiolo Barbetti (Siena 1805-Florence 1873), a skilled carver, designer and decorator established a flourishing workshop in Florence producing a large range of carved ivory, ebony and walnut furniture including chairs, frames, cornices, candelabra and much larger commissions as lavishly inlaid cabinets and tables. A regular award winner in the international fairs and exhibitions, Barbetti was even selected to represent tuscany at the London International Exhibition of 1851 where he was awarded a medal for a suite of carved walnut furniture. The suite of furniture was purchased following the exhibition by the South Kensington Museum (V&A), where it remains today. Barbetti went on to exhibit at the Paris Exhibition of 1861 and in Vienna in 1873.
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