Hand Carved Console Besarel
A wonderful and large Italian bracket shelf support made of hand carved pine. The wall console is extremely well carved in high relief with a beautiful angel face and acanthus leaves. It dates from the 19th century.
The superb console is signed by the famous Italian sculptor Valentino Besarel. Valentino Panciera Besarel (1829 - 1902) established himself in the 1860's in Venice where he opened an atelier and shop. He soon distinguished himself as a creator of exquisite sculpture and furniture for wealthy private patrons and the royal courts.
The strong sculptural theme of his furniture was directly influenced by the work of the seventeenth-century master Andrea Brustolon (1662 - 1732) to whose work he had been frequently exposed to in Venice.
Besarel is noted as having exhibited at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle.
Good antique condition with some normal signs of ages. Please take a close look at the photos, they are an integral part of the description.
Height: 17 1/8" (43,5cm)
Width: 14 1/2" (36,7cm)
Thickness: 9" (22,7cm)