This very beautiful octagonal perfume box in Arte Povera is presented in an excellent state of conservation. It consists of a removable cover, a central tray pierced with two small rectangular compartments, as well as two drawers adorning its front.
Arte Povera is an ingenious technical process implemented by the Venetians in the 18th century to imitate the lacquerware from China and Japan, so coveted at the time. This art, also called "paper marquetry", consists of bringing pieces of furniture to life by covering them with popular motifs and scenes cut from colored engravings.
Thus, after having corrected the irregularities of the wooden core of his box by covering it with a thin canvas covered with a painted plaster, our artist stuck on the support ornamental, plant and animal motifs previously cut from these engravings. The whole was then carefully covered with multiple layers of a varnish known for its transparency, sandarac.
1 000 €