Italian Carved and Gilded Wood Bench, Italy, Naples, 19th century, Louis XV style
Measurements: Cm H 75 x W 190 x D 51. Seat height 46 cm, Seat length 168 cm
The delightful bench, made in the nineteenth century in Naples (Italy), is in Louis XV style. It has a finely carved wooden structure embellished with a gilding with silver leaf. The bench has two armrests on the short sides, moved and mixed. The band under the seat is moved and richly carved with Rocaille motifs from which depart six legs arched and carved with phytomorphic motifs and volutes.
The Mecca is a type of gilding performed on silver leaf for this to assume the appearance and the preciousness of the gold leaf. Mecca is a paint from the ancient recipe that was jealously guarded in the shops. It involves the use of sandracca rubber and gutta rubber in alcohol, dragon blood and other ingredients that, in mixture with each other, contribute to the different chromatic elements of the mecca.
Very polite in its proportions is a highly decorative furniture of great scenic effect and contributes to the majesty of every room that hosts it. It can be displayed in a studio or living room, or used in the entrance hall or bedroom. The warm colour given by the gilding in Mecca makes this bench very bright and graceful, easy to fit in contexts of antique furniture but also modern.
5 000 €