Italian Early 18th Century Louis XIV Period Giltwood Bed Canape In The Shape of An Oval Crown
A monumental and rare Italian early 18th century Louis XIV period giltwood bed canape in the shape of an oval crown. This antique, luxury bed throne corona, from which the Baldacchino canopy drape suspends over the bedstead, has an original parcel gold leaf surface and measures almost 34 inches wide, beautiful gold-leaf gilding and ocher lacquer throughout.
The oval crown is supported by seven gilt scrolling arms decorated with beaded relief carving and alternating with moulded friezes. The arms are attached to a molded oval base that has flaps and lambrequin motifs.
Arms are surmounted by a circular ball decorated with acanthus leaves.
The interior is lined with a removable tempera painted canvas, depicting the dove of the Holy Spirit.
This Italian Louis XIV baldacchino crown could be wall-mounted above the bed and magnificent drapery arrangements could hung from it. It could be hanged, we could eventually provide the top round finial with an iron eyelet for hanging it from the ceiling and it will dress up any bedroom.
It comes from a private collection of a palazzo in Milan and it is in good age related condition, with signs of wear consistent with age and use. See closed up details; as most of the Italian religious furnishing, this liturgical throne crown is partially gilt, the back is finished with ocher painting only.
Old worms holes have been immediately fully worm treated, holes are still to be wax filled.
For a safe shipping it must be crated.
height: 52 cm
width: 86 cm
depth: 68 cm
From Italy A pair of large 18th century Empire Giltwood vases, two carved and giltwood portapalme, handled center vases, on square base, realized in carved Cembran pinewood with Empire foliate motivs carved with vegetal patterns. Could be mounted as large table lamps. This pair of antique lamps is in good condition, material and gilding are original and show normal signs of age and use, with minor gilding losses. They come from a private house of Milan. The back side of this pair is not carved, just painted decorated, as most of the liturgical altar decorations.