Hand Painted Italian Furniture Part 1

This fabulous piece above is a 18th Century Italian Secretaire with exotic 19th Century decoration, circa 1725. This Italian piece has a simple single drawer slant front case covered with circa 1825-1840 elaborate painted lacquer decoration. The legs and writing surface very stable and usable. The exterior of this secretaire present a world of imaginative and playful renderings. Raised relief Chinoiserie ornamentation depicts exotic, imagined scenes of pagodas, birds, a rhinoceros, rabbits, a rooster, tiger, lion, snake, monkeys, deer, dogs, a turtle, and insects. The interior of this secretaire is painted and decorated with a repeating floral pattern with a small fitted shelf on top.Very credible paint and decoration with little over paint and no enhancement. Some touch-up to the losses of green paint and gesso. Wear to the topsurface.  This secretaire is sold through T. Reggiardo Antiques, in San Francisco

Italian Design - Jerry Maggi & Mehall Griffey Interiors - ELLE DECOR

Italian Console Table Kevin Stone Antiques

Villa: Italian Country Style-The strength of the book is in the beautiful photos accompanying the text, all in full color and printed on good stock.

The Decadent Italian Interiors of Villa Cetinale in Tuscany.

An Italian neo-classical carved and painted hall bench with original decoration.  The stepped back with swagged laurel wreath crest above a central roman portrait medallion and
crossed boughs within a guilloche border, padded arms and upholstered seat on six legs.

This amazing apartment situated in a XVI century building is the home of an interior decorator and owner of an art gallery in Rome, Valentina Buscicchio. 

17 Century Italian Benches - Picture Credit

17 Century Italian Benches - Lars Bolander

This extremely fine two-drawer (sans traverse) Genoese commode is based, as is most Genoese furniture, on the best Parisian designs of the period, but with the addition of the fanciful Italian lacquer work.  This piece with its fine gilt bronze mountings with their original finish and its graceful shape is a superlative example of an Italian chest of drawers.  L'Antiquaire & The Connoisseur Inc

Bunches of peppers add a dash of color to a whitewashed Italian restaurant interior  

Italain Carved and Painted WOod Armchair, painted a rich and warm orange with gilt details in relief- SOld through Betsey Ruprecht Decorative Antiques

Jerry Maggi & Mehall Griffey Interiors

Italian Design - Jerry Maggi & Mehall Griffey Interiors - ELLE DECOR

Italian Design - Jerry Maggi & Mehall Griffey Interiors - ELLE DECOR

Italian Hand Painted Night stands Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques

Additional Italian Stands From Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques

Antiques in Italian Interiors NEW by Roberto Valeriani

Is there an Italian style which is the habitat? It is difficult to give a definitive answer to say yes or no, but if you take the time to carefully observe the interiors that illustrate this book and so far more than styles of architecture, furniture or decoration itself, it focuses on the life these walls and layers that are deposited in silence, then we may be able to get a better idea, more personal, which founded the style Italian: a connection with the past. Houses of prince or who dedicated his life to the study of the antiquarian or the lady of the world, teacher or amateur, all reveal, revealed by the photographer's lens, a common sensitivity sometimes nostalgic, sometimes whimsical but never disrespectful regarding the choice of objects, even when they are presented as symbols of ugliness. The evocation of the past in each house that you are going through, responds to the laws of equilibrium that is not learned, even if it is sometimes spiced with a touch of exhibitionism. It is the intimacy of these houses the photographer reveals. (...) Reserved, turned in on themselves, or open to others, it is with the same courtesy they demonstrate mesmerizing, oh, it is possible to live in these modern interiors memory rich and fertile. Visit 205 color photographs - most original - Mario Ciampi 14 beautiful mansions, villas and palaces located in Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples, Milan, Mentana, Lucca ...

Antiques in Italian Interiors NEW by Roberto Valeriani Part 2

The interiors selected by art historian Roberto Valeriani and architectural photographer Mario Ciampi are located throughout the Italian peninsula. In Rome the Galleria Colonna, with its opulent halls and parlors, contains a celebrated art collection that belongs to a prestigious Roman family. Embellished with frescoes dating to the seventeenth century, the princely baroque spaces boast masterpieces from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The book passes from the affluence of the papal Rome to the opulence of Catania where Palazzo Gangi, one of the oldest baroque palaces in Sicily, was the settings for Luchino Visconti's Il Gattopardo. The rich style and ambience of the collection of interiors in this volume demonstrates the full power of the elegance that can only be achieved by arranging precious artwork and antiques in stunning spaces with classic Italian style.

Italian Neoclassic Period Polychrome and Giltwood Console Seller Foster Gwin

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