Posted on Mon Mar 26 2018
EXCEPTIONAL NEOCLASSICAL PARCEL GILT AND EBONIZED CANAPE Continental, circa first quarter of the 19th century Item # 609GPZ16A Additional images available upon request! A most striking and refined canape of an unusual and delicate form, the work literally sprawls in a span of 86” against only 33 1/2” in height, creating a slender and stretched visual plane that is most attractive. The blonde wood, either a bleached walnut or perhaps a grainy fruitwood, is carefully chosen to match grains between planks; the arms curve gently outwards and terminate on all four corners in exquisite carved eagle heads. These mostly retain their original gilding, though time and use has worn some away, each being stretched with turned ebonized balusters that join from the curve of the crest to the start of the eagle head. The rest of the form is mostly unembellished other than applied acanthus molding inside each arm and the delightful carved and ebonized lion paw feet. A pale mint-green striped silk covers the seat and back, the comfortable webbed padding creating a soft and enjoyable seat. Beneath the seat back is a pierced carved display of flowing grape leaves and tangles of vines. We acquired a pair of these from the same estate, both covered in a different silk - the other canape may still be available in our inventory; contact us for more information. For collectors and designers that appreciate a unique eye and objects that create an unusual space, this is a most exceptional acquisition. Measurements: 33 1/2” H x approx. 86” W x 21 1/4” D x 18 1/2” H to seat Condition Report: Old refinish of fruitwood with old scars, blemishes and some minor patching. Original ebonizing and gilding, this with some extensive wear/loss in the eagle heads and arm stretchers. Fabric is in “good” condition with some light discolorations and stains. Frame beneath webbing probably 20th century and corner blocks replaced. Some light wiggle in joints. ABOUT SILLA, LTD. Fine Antiques | Art | Sculpture Silla, ltd. is a family business situated deep in the Cumberland Valley in the historic downtown of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Our 9000 square foot gallery in the middle of downtown Shippensburg houses a large collection of authentic and carefully curated objects. RETURNS Your satisfaction and confidence is of utmost importance to us, which is why we guarantee the item you purchase will be exactly as described in the photographs, text and condition report. If the item is significantly different than described, contact us to return it within 48 hours of delivery and we will cover the cost of shipping in both directions. For other returns, where the item is described correctly but might not be exactly what you are looking for, contact us for a return authorization within 14 days of delivery - a 20% restocking fee plus any packing/shipping costs we incurred will be deducted from the refund. 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