This gorgeous hand-carved and painted four-door Italian credenza has rounded ends (“galbé”) and was initially constructed in the 1800s. The demi-lune top with quarter-round molding over a cavetto cornice has a well-done painted faux marble finish, replicating a gold stone with brown, white, and orange veining. There are four slightly extended sections of the molding that align with each of the feet at the base, which are blocked with shaped bracket embellishments. The feet, which have heavy golden brown overtones, are separated from the main body by a gold cavetto molding that runs along all sides.
Above each foot is a protruding pilaster, with the front two having applied orange foliate margents. Similar leaves can be seen on and around the golden lozenges that surround the gold knobs on each of the four doors. The large diamonds also have a faux marble finish, consisting of yellow and white paint coupled with exposed areas of powder blue that make up the background of the entire main body. All four doors open to reveal full-length shelves lined with cream and gold foliate silk, although the two side compartments have wedge-shaped shelves due to the galbe construction of the credenza. This lovely four-door Italian credenza is a stately and impressive piece that can be displayed in a foyer or entry hall, living room, or bar area.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor nicks and rubs. The paint and applique are not original. Very slight wear to the applied foliage and some losses to paint. The interior upholstery is not original but is in very good shape with some lifted areas. Three functional locks, each with a unique key.