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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 116

    A NORTH ITALIAN CARVED AND PALE GREY-PAINTED FRAME

    IN THE MANNER OF GIUSEPPE MARIA BONZANIGO, TURIN, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A NORTH ITALIAN CARVED AND PALE GREY-PAINTED FRAME
    IN THE MANNER OF GIUSEPPE MARIA BONZANIGO, TURIN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Surmounted by ribbon-tied floral swags, carved with foliage and with ribbon and rosette guilloche borders
    33 in. (84 cm.) high; 26½ in. (67 cm.) wide


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    The fine detailed carving of this frame is characteristic of the circle of carvers and cabinet-makers in Turin patronized by the Royal family. The most celebrated of these was Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), who worked for the Court from 1773, though many other skilled craftsmen and intagliatori were commissioned to provide work for Stupinigi, Moncalieri, Venaria, Rivoli and most especially the Palazzo Reale in the centre of Turin.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Rossi, Turin.