18th Century Italian country Hand Painted Neoclassical Armoire

2805-85232 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

81H x 62.5W x 25D

Location: Dallas

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$9,600 $12,800

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18th Century Italian Hand Painted Neoclassical Armoire represents the epitome of master Italian craftsmanship and artistry melded into one instant family heirloom!  First, the rectilinear classical architecture is immediately arresting when one first views this magnificent piece, but upon closer examination, one is amazed by the painted images that appear on the framed panels all around on both sides and the front, with paint used in a special technique to create a three dimensionality to the subjects.  No less than twelve original works of art appear on the piece ~ three on each side and six in the front, all in their own separate framed moldings.  The closets of their day, armoires such as this wonderful artifact can be used in a wide variety of functions, but just having it on display in the home is enough to warrant special lighting and placement for all to see and appreciate!  Note the hand-made lockworks inside the interior which is also painted.
Circa 1780s
Measures 81H x 62.5W x 25D