AN EXCEPTIONAL LOUIS XV PERIOD CARVED BEECHWOOD CANAPE. France, circa third quarter 18th century Item # 803CFK07P. A remarkable piece that has remained in beautiful original condition despite two hundred and fifty years of use, this very fine canapé is of the Louis XV period circa the third quarter of the 18th century. The surface retains a fine early patina with evidence of an original ochre paint still visible in crevices, areas of low wear and the underside of the frame; this has mixed with wax, dirt and rubbed oxidizing to create a most magnificent glow throughout the carved frame.
It shows a very skilled carvers hand in the crest and apron treatments, both vivid displays of florals flanked by scrolling acanthus foliage along the curving molded frame. The carved embellishments of the feet, arm supports and each of the carved groups is highly developed and flows beautifully - note the particularly attractive scrolls of foliage that wrap around the toes of the front feet. The underside remains uncovered with simple joinery visible beneath: pegged tenon-mortise throughout the frame and a single fore-aft brace tenoned across. Any makers mark would have long since been lost from the multiple upholstery jobs, as the brand was generally impressed in the underside of the apron rail where extensive tacking makes the surface difficult to read. This is a very impressive piece for anyone passionate about fine period pieces - and it is remarkably comfortable too.
It is an excellent acquisition for the classical home. 65 W x 27 1/4 D x 40 1/8 H, 20 5/8 H to seat. Condition Report: Remnants of original ochre paint, surfaces heavily worn and distressed throughout with evidence of old inactive pest damage. Repairs to frame in a few places, all handled very competently and resulting in a very sturdy and strong frame: two old iron brackets affixed inside frame on underside.
Upholstery is not old, the cushion with a few small stains - overall remaining in good usable condition. We have not removed the upholstery to examine covered portions. Please scroll down and view all images of this piece for a full overview of condition. Is a family business founded by Andrew and Grace Silla in 2009 after years of collecting.
The full service shop is now located in the heart of the Cumberland Valley in the historic downtown of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Our 9000 square foot gallery is home to a large collection of carefully curated period furniture, works of art and interesting objects from the late 18th century through the middle of the 20th century. Our company specializes in French bronze sculpture from the last quarter of the 19th century, particularly the Animaliers, and we have a focus on the Barbizon period in fine art. We carry a large selection of fine furniture from the whole spectrum of periods; we are always seeking out pieces that are unusual in form, objects that are stand alone strikepoints for the room, items created by interesting designers and makers, or pieces that are just difficult to find.The common thread in all of our objects is the unwavering standard of quality, originality and excellence in form. Each object is individually selected for these attributes, restored where appropriate, balancing pure originality against a clean presentation in today. All available stock can be viewed by. We welcome your visit to the gallery! As we travel quite extensively, it is generally a good idea to make an appointment before visiting, but the gallery is almost always staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9a-5:30p or by chance on Monday and Friday.
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And addressed to the gallery at 117 W Burd St. Buyers are responsible for unpacking, moving the item into their home and disposing of all packing materials without assistance from the driver. Because we professionally package each item in-house, damage is incredibly rare.
However, we understand the disappointment that can occur in this unlikely event and will work hard to help you through the situation. Concealed damage and/or damage not noted on the Bill of Lading will not be covered, so be sure to fully inspect the item before signing the Bill of Lading and releasing the driver. S responsibility to retain all packing materials until the claim process is complete. The carrier reserves a "right to repair" a damaged item to industry standard.
We are happy to provide paperwork or any other required documentation to assist in the claim process. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "French Louis XV Period Carved Antique Canape Sofa Settee, Late 18th Century" is in sale since Monday, December 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises\Pre-1800".
The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.