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The extraordinary expressiveness of the handsome bearded heads, placed on the corners of the cabriole legs, recall an Italian sculptor steeped in classical canons but unbridled in the invention of one thousand decorative touches: rosettes, scrolls, curls, spirals, and flowered patterns. This is a capricious and unique piece of furniture, the particulars of which must be observed in detail in order to discover the implications of them. The piece also has certain semi-hidden masks. At the base, on the rocaille-patterned cross piece, rests a refined wooden sculpture: the "decima Musa" ("Tenth Muse"), the industry, mirage, and boast of the epoch, with its teeth-like gears. In the backdrop, a mirror of mercury. The surface is in Levant red. Rosewood console. Italy, first quarter of the nineteenth century.

La straordinaria espressività delle belle teste barbute, messe ai cantoni, sulle gambe a cabriolé, fanno pensare ad uno scultore italiano, imbevuto di canoni classici, ma sbrigliato nella invenzione di mille spunti decorativi: rosoni, cartigli, ricci, volute, fiorami. È questo un mobile capriccioso e unico, i cui particolari devono es s ère osservati in dettaglio, per scoprirne i risvolti, anche certi mascheroniseminascosti. lnbasso, sullacrociera a rocaille, poggia una raffinata scultura in legno: la «decima Musa», l'industria, miraggio e vanto dell'epoca, con i suoi ingranaggi a dente. Sulfondo, uno specchio al mercurio. Il piano è in rosso Levanto. Consolle in palissandro. Italia, primo quarto del sec. XIX.



Measurements:
Height - 37.8 " ( 96 cm )
Depth - 26.4 " ( 67 cm )
Width - 72.8 " ( 185 cm )

Reference:
1990-II-02-020-031

 

 

 

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