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Style Renaissance / Ref.3165

Important antique carved walnut fireplace with painting from the 17th century after Giovanni Andrea CASELLA

Width: 80'' ¼  204cm
Height: 131'' ⅛  333cm
Depth: 39'' ⅜  100cm
Inner width: 55'' ⅞  142cm
Inner height: 62'' ¼  158cm

Sculptures are from the 17th century, assembled during the 19th century. Oil on canvas from the 17th century.

In good condition. Worm holes in the wood.

Important antique Renaissance style fireplace made ouf ot carved walnut. The hood is adorned with a large oil on canvas depicting a Renaissance ball scene after the Italian-Swiss painter Giovanni Andrea Casella (see inscriptions found on the back).
Casella was born in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1619. He is active in the Italian Piedmont where he is a student of Pietro Da Cortona. He is famous from 1642 and realizes masterpieces for the Castello di Rivoli, the Royal Palace of Turin and the Duomo of Turin (Cathedral of the city). For the Duomo, he performed the painting of Saint-Côme and Saint-Damien on the sixth altar. He is also very active in Switzerland, his native country, where he works with his nephew Giacomo. Both painted in 1662 the two lateral frescoes of the choir of the Church of St. Roch in Lugano.

This chimney is composed of old carved walnut elements dating from the 17th century, which were reassembled during the 19th century.
The jambs are decorated with carved terms, sculpted as young men with long hair.
The lintel is carved with a frieze decorated with interlaced foliage, putti and eagles with spread wings. In the center, a pilgrim is inscribed in a medallion supported by two angels.

This fireplace is sold without any fireplace insert nor marble floor.

Price: on request

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