This beautiful wooden tray was made in the early 18th century in the Marche region of Italy. Very curved in shape, this tray was originally intended to be used as a tabletop. In addition to a pretty frieze composing the edge of the central tray, this tray is enriched with arte povera, a decorative technique that can be compared to a "paper marquetry". This method, which originated in Venice, spread throughout Europe during the 18th century. The tray has the inscription "N°2" at the bottom right of the composition.
On this set, stands out on a blue sky painted and not in arte povera, a gallant scene in sepia monochrome. In a bucolic setting characteristic of the enthusiasm for nature in the 18th century, there are some houses and a staircase on the right, a group of putti playing on the left and finally in the centre two couples and a herd of sheep.
The eye is drawn to the couple at the heart of the composition, whose man wears a red garment, the only coloured touch of the scene. They seem to reject the intruders who surprised them, the other couple, who are shepherds who came to collect their animals.
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