Pair Fine Carved Sgabello Walnut Renaissance Style Chairs featuring Caryatids / Griffins / Demons etc. All proceeds of sale to go towards the church restoration. Deeply and finely carved back chair with winged caryatids, masks, foliate designs, swags, griffins, scrolls. With circular dished panel, on solid trestle supports, the front support carved with bearded masks holding.
Swags, upon cloven hoof feet. Italian Sgabello hall chair in walnut. The Sgabello finds its origin as a type of backstool created in the 16th century Italian Renaissance and placed in hallways for travellers to have a short respite, or for waiting servants or visitors.One would not want to sit on its narrow seat and rectilinear back for long, as they were definitely not made for comfort, but they have their charm and certainly looked grand lining the stone walls of a castle entrance. For more details of historical context, please see below. Height of Seat: 18.5 inches. A sgabello is an Italian term for a specific type of backstool, moveable seat furniture typical of the. A seat of some hieratic importance. Sgabelli are generally made out of walnut and consist of a thin plank or panelled back and an octagonal seat, supported on shaped plank supports, strengthened by a stretcher, which may be turned. This seat would often be placed in hallways, and was often carved with a family's imprese or emblem drawn from its coat-of-arms. Its primary purpose was not lounging comfort. Similar chairs were made in France. It is also known as the side chair. It has solid supports, which are called rhombus seat supports. It wasn't used for a stool. A sgabello is an Italian Renaissance furniture object found in the sixteenth century. It is a side chair, made of walnut, with a variety of carvings and turned elements. A sgabello is armless, with a thin back and an octagonal seat, not so comfortable, not designed for long term seating.
The legs can be either two decorated boards with a stretcher for support, or three separate impost legs that would be also ornamented and carved. A most imposing piece of furniture. Please study the photographs carefully which convey a thousand words and constitute an important part of the description. Please also read the full description, and our few terms and conditions etc. This item has developed an incredible and beautiful warm patina over the years.We can find no significant wear or damage, which is unusual. We generally leave items as they are, as many buyers prefer them that way. Notable condition remarks: In Very Good Original Condition condition with only the odd mark as would be expected of an item of this age. This piece is very solid, strong and quite heavy.
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Or can be collected for free, or if you prefer you can arrange collection via your own courier. The item "Pair Fine Carved Sgabello Walnut Renaissance Style Chairs Caryatid Griffin Demon" is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chairs\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)".The seller is "antiquebadger" and is located in Betws-y-Coed. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.