An 18th Century Venetian Chinoiserie Secretaire traditional-storage-cabinets
 

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Polychrome. Italian painted furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries is more exuberant, whimsical and over-the-top than its other European counterparts. Extravagant shapes and bright colors are part of what make it so appealing. But the paint also had its practical side: Italy doesn’t have beautiful, exotic woods, so the paint hides carcasses of more humble softwoods such as beech, pine and poplar. Lucky Italians! Can you imagine this fantastically painted 18th-century Italian secretary brightening up a living room, bedroom or study?

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MamaVia added this to My Office
January 11, 2015
Love oriental pieces!
Jillian Leedy added this to jillian_leedy's ideas
December 7, 2014
umm yes, please
justvicky1 added this to justvicky1's ideas
September 22, 2014
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Lee Caroline - A world of Inspiration added this to Furniture ideas
September 13, 2014
Love the red paint on the internal doors
elainerivet added this to elainerivet's ideas
September 6, 2014
Elephants handpainted on chinoiserie dropleaf desk
arba added this to arba1351's ideas
July 22, 2014
Asd
monchis3 added this to monchis3's ideas
July 16, 2014
painted furniture
notjustbows63 added this to Ideas for 7 Edgely Place
July 16, 2014
Love everything about this desk
Erna Auton added this to erna_auton's ideas
July 16, 2014
Italian painted furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries is more exuberant, whimsical and over-the-top than its other European counterparts
ladytenor added this to Colors
July 16, 2014
Maybe a normal secretary could be painted or wallpapered with that exuberant color.
Stacey added this to new Home Ideas
July 16, 2014
Paint!
marionyarnell added this to marionyarnell's ideas
July 16, 2014
Its fun and a lot of work and thought put into it. May not fit in every ones home but a great idea.
babettedesign added this to babettedesign's ideas
July 16, 2014
Beautiful!
lev3 added this to lev3's ideas
July 16, 2014
painted
Rebecca Speight added this to rebecca_speight's Ideas
September 1, 2013
Chinoiserie

An 18th Century Venetian Chinoiserie Secretaire

An Incomparable 18th Century Venetian Chinoiserie Secretaire with full shaped domed cornice cresting two doors opening to reveal a red polychrome interior of shelving above candle stands and slant front bureau with fully fitted and conforming interior upon a chest of two small and two wide drawers with the whole exhibiting Venetian Chinoiserie at its stylized best and raised on flattened bun feet
Height: 93 3/4"; Depth: 24 3/4"; Width: 46 3/4"
Item No. 3412

Product Specifications

Sold By
C. Mariani Antiques, Restoration & Custom  
Category
Storage Cabinets  
Style
Traditional 
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