late c18th early c19th italian carved giltwood swan

Late C18th /early C19th Italian carved gilt-wood swan .


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ML 226


Late C18th/ early C19th Italian carved gilt-wood swan .
Interesting and decorative large carved gilded lime-wood stylised study of a swan . Depicted with the wings spread wide apart, the neck arched in an animated or aggressive pose , the carved head with an open bill .
Excellent carved detail to the feathers of the spread wings and body with webbed feet.
Probably conceived as ornamentation for a bed canopy , the verso fitted with an original steel hanging hook . Now mounted on a bespoke detachable ebonised contemporary block plinth display base with a moulded surround.
Minor historic repairs and refreshing to the gilding , evidence of historic extinct woodworm .
This image of the swan possibly evoking the story from Greek mythology of the god Zeus who morphed into a swan in order to seduce Leda . As ornament for a bed canopy this would allude to both eroticism and seduction .
H (full) 25
H (swan) 18
W 30
D 25
Italy c.1800
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Internal Ref: ML 226


Height = 63 cm (25")
Width = 75 cm (30")
Depth = 63 cm (25")

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