Rococo Shell-form Bookstand
Italian: 19th Century
Gilt wood with painted and faux marbleized decoration
18 inches height, 14 inches width, 12 inches depth; 10.5 x 14 inches, back rest
Available for prop rental or purchase; please inquire.
A tabletop continental (probably Italian) bookstand in the baroque taste, for the display or reading of a book. It is carved giltwood with painted and faux-marbleized highlights, having a well-carved classical scallop shell backrest with curved lower support for the book, above an undulating frieze with two opposing molded legs. It is canted at a stationary angle with an easel support in the back.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light wear and handling.