Set of Arte Povera Columns
Early 19th Century, a pair of patinated column pedestals Arte Povera with a square base in legno laccato hand painted with a continuous geometrical light Tuscan pattern light and dark grey. The top is painted in a white washed color. Wear consistent with age and use.
This type of furniture was handmade by cabinet makers starting in the 1500's through the 1700's. The furniture was in fashion but was fairly expensive, due to the choice of wood (walnut or cherry wood). Therefore, the artisans were asked to fabricate the furniture in a less expensive way using wood types such as Pioppo or Fir.
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 45.5" H x 15.5" W x 15.5" D