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Furniture, Library, Bookstand, Table Top, Baroque Shell Form, Giltwood, Italian 19th Century

$1,500

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
$1,500

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.

Additional information

Century

18th Century