Tete-a-tete

Italian (Venice)
Late 19th to early 20th century


Object Place: Europe, Venice, Italy

Dimensions

78.1 x 117.47 x 64.13 cm (30 3/4 x 46 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

67.965

Medium or Technique

Wood with silver leaf and polychromy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

Silvered beachwood. “Shell or Grotto Furniture”. Scallop-shell seats with scallop backs joined and facing opposite directions, forming S-curve. Eel-like rails ending in dolphin at outer edge of seat and in twisted acanthus leaves at juncture of two seats. Six curved legs of barnacle-like texture with conch formation below seat at widest part.

Provenance

1967, Helmut Peter Buchen, Berlin; sold by Buchen to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1967)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund