Property of various owners
A fine pair of impressive Italian Baroque painted cassapancas
first half 18th century
Each with stepped scrolling backs, one centering a reserve depicting Summer with a scythe and wheat sheaves; the second depicting Winter as a bearded man warming his hands over a fire, above hinged rectangular seats opening to a storage compartment and elaborately shaped seat supports, overall en grisaille painted with elaborate volute scrolls, lush foliage and devices.
height 68in (173cm); width 85in (216cm); depth of seat 14 1/2in (27cm)