This sgabello is probably 19th century Italian. We notice the presence of stylized lily flowers; the lily of florence \"il giglio\" being the coat of arms of the city since the xi century, it is a Florentine ravail.In walnut, and entirely sculpted, this antique is much more like a sculpture and a work of art than a chair and a piece of furniture. The term \"sgabello\" or \"sgabelli\" comes from \"scanno\" which means stool. These chairs were held against the walls. This use explains when viewed from the side, the sobriety of the lines. The deeply carved surfaces remind us of the time when at night, the interior of the houses was lit only by natural light emitted by a burning fire or burning candles. This type of light casts dramatic shadows, and lends itself beautifully to sculptural art. The patterns, symmetrically placed, the volutes, the frills, coexist in a harmonious general balance, thus reminding us of the best of Italian design. These typical chairs have been historically found, in the Italian palaces of important aristocratic families, and more precisely in the entrance halls. An emblem of a powerful family with a well-furnished interior, it is both a demonstration of wealth and a short resting place.
This sgabello is simply sublime in many ways, and above all beautifully harmonious. The base has two volute supports, with acanthus leaves and flowers, a symbol of eternal love.All on chimera's feet. With frieze at the top and florence lilies at the bottom, the frame is thus given to the mascaron. This mask, frightening human figure, has an apotropaic function: it keeps away evil spirits so that they do not enter the house.
The seat, sober, opened with a circle, is octagonal in shape. It should be noted that this is the classical form, ranging from the end of the Renaissance to the beginning of Baroque art, the beginning of the 18th century.
The top back is removable; he was mortized securely in the seat and tied under the seat. Two new volute supports are there, closed on themselves at the bottom. Recall of frieze at the top, which this time give the frame to a cartridge with family coat of arms.
These coats of arms are not identified. On the pediment: florence lilies on a stylized crown, symbolize power and victory.
Escabelle decoration empty-grower antique antique art deco new indus industrial design vintage collection. The item \"magnificent sgabello Italy\" has been on sale since Sunday, March 14, 2021. It is in the category \"art, antiques and objects of the 19th and before\". The seller is \"ptiteflower17\" and is located in cressensac.
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