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AN ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT CASSAPANCA

TUSCANY, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY AND LATER

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AN ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT CASSAPANCA
TUSCANY, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY AND LATER
The rectangular back with guilloche-carved cresting above a panelled back centred by a scrollwork armorial cartouche, the arms with volute terminals and carved female masks, the hinged seat above a similarly panelled base centred and flanked by further coats-of-arms, probably originally decorated, restorations and replacements, with remains of old auction catalogue entry
39 in. (99 cm.) high; 77 in. (195 cm.) wide, 27½ in. (70 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

The architectural outline as well as its distinctly wide and volute-capped arms relates this cassapanca to two 16th century examples preserved at the Palazzo Davanzati in Florence (illustrated S. Colombo, L'Arte del Legno e del Mobile in Italia, Turin, 1981, cats. 220 and 223).

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