Rare Andrea Brustolon Finely Carved Venetian Baroque Walnut Settee Sofa Bench


Rare Andrea Brustolon Finely Carved Venetian Baroque Walnut Settee Sofa Bench

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Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this very rare Finely Carved Venetian Baroque Style Figural Walnut Throne settee or bench, attributed to Valentino Panciera Besarel (Venice, 1829-1902) in the manner of Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732).

Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, for an accurate quote please send me your postcode and I’ll price it up for you

A very rare and much coveted piece, I’ve seen one or two single or pairs of armchairs for sale before but never a bench, you can see here what the chairs retail for https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/armchairs/pair-of-palatial-venetian-walnut-carved-mid-19th-century-baroque-figural-thrones/id-f_4469393/

This piece is in simply amazing condition throughout, it’s a very early model

This impressive carved walnut throne settee has a raked padded back above a stuffed over seat. The arms are carved to the elbow with recumbent putti figures looking skyward, carved almost in the round and supported by foliate sprays. The exuberantly carved neoclassical figures supporting the carved foliage arms are simply works of art, the side stretchers carved with scrolls meeting at the centre in a cartouche. The vigorous Baroque style of carving echoes the style of Andrea Brustolon (1662–1732), an important sculptor and wood carver who made furniture for many of the great Venetian Palaces.

In terms of condition the timber has been lightly cleaned hand condition waxed and hand polished, the leather upholstery is fine Italian heritage hide, it will mostly likely be dyed a stunning cigar or whisky brown colour in the next few weeks, if you prefer to keep it as grey you will need to buy it before then

Height:- 106.5cm
Width:- 143cm
Depth:- 83cm
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask

Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid


Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition

Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed

Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade

Width: 143.0 cm
Height: 106.5 cm
Depth: 83.0 cm

Condition: Used

Wear Condition: Good

Designer: Valentino Panciera Besarel

Brand/Manufacturer: in the manner of Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732)

Date of Manufacture: 1829-1902

Place of Origin: Italy

Material: walnut

Period: 19th Century

Style: Antique

Listed by: James_132a

SKU: 82874833