Offered by Brozzetti Antichità
18th Century, Italian Pair of Gilt Wood Louis XV Stools
This fine pair of stools was made in Naples, Italy, around the middle of the eighteenth century, in the Louis XV era.
Each stool is carved in wood and has bands and legs moved and arched, adorned with embossed elements of rocaille taste with plant-like elements. Very particular the asymmetrical decoration of the band under the seat that gives movement and refinement to the whole. The feet end in a curl supporting a graceful and polite set. The underside band is richly sculpted on three sides, while on the fourth the wooden structure is intentionally left smooth to be able to attach the seats to walls without affecting the ornate.
The wood has a gilding with silver leaf (Mecca). 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.
Seat upholstery in modern fabric.
The two stools, of good executive quality, are very decorative and suitable for insertion both in environments with antique furniture and next to modern furniture. To be placed against the walls, they can be designed in a living room, in pairs or individually, next to consoles or dressers, or they are perfect in an entrance hall or in a hallway.
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