Late 18th Century Italian Carved Gilt-wood Turning Bookstand from Marche
From Italy, from Marche region, a lovely late-18th century carved and gilded table lectern, an antique rectangular spruce wood bookstand or music stand on four circular feet. Original ivory painting, carved and decorated with geometrical motif and flower engravings.
height: 13 cm
width: 38.5 cm
depth: 30 cm
Giuseppe Bianchi cast bronze sculpture depicting a group of three female figures wrapped around a square pillar, three naked women holding up a torch, a flame or something similar. One of the figure holds the wheel of a cart.
This bronze sculpture expression of Italian Symbolist currents of the 1920s. is signed on the base G.Bianchi (Como 1864 - 1944) rests on a square marble base and has a beautiful dark patina, in good condition.
The modeling looseness of this composition, the deforming line of the three female figures, almost untied by anatomical reality, but of strong emotional and spiritual impact, are characteristics that place the sculpture in the second decade of the twentieth century, to the symbolist currents of the 1920s. Bianchi Giuseppe (Como 1864 - 1944) took part in the National Exhibition in Brera in 1922 with "Care Rimembranze" a marble sculpture. Some of his works are also present in the Art Collections of the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan.
Measures: Height 50 cm Width 19 cm Depth 19 cm.
19th century Italian glass fronted and green painted shaped wooden table theca or cabinet case from Naples, South Italy in good condition.
Front with a shaped glass door, missing lock, framed by scrolling and foliate motif carved and gilded freezes, this rare tabletop theca stands on a larger stepped, moulded basement.
Interior is lined with red paper and measures are 58 cm height x 31 cm width x 15 cm depth, it shows supports for two glass shelves which could be placed once again.
This is a lovely antique Italian case, dating back to the fist decades of 19th century, in good used age related condition with wear and signs of age and use.
This item is usually used to show sculptures, figures, small collections.