Lot 134
Angiolo Barbetti (Italy, 1805-1873), Pair of Carved and Painted Figural Stands
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mid 19th century, carved and painted wood, one part form, full bodied figures standing atop shells and dolphins, triangular plinths marked "Barbetti Firenze".

60 x 18 x 18 in., shelf surface 9.5 in. diameter

From the Estate of David R. Hayworth, Historic Home of Myrtlewood, High Point, North Carolina

Barbetti's first significant commission was in 1831, for the Church of Tartuca, Siena, and he would go on to carve and design furnishings for wealthy clients and public displays until his death in 1873. At the 1851 Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace Barbetti's display included what the Official Catalogue describes as a "Grand set of ornamental furniture, in walnut, for a drawing room, consisting of a console and frame [...] a work of exquisite carving, the architecture in the style of Baldassare Peruzzi". The suite was awarded a prize medal and the piece described above was eventually purchased by the South Kensington Museum for the sum of £400 and today remains in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. His pieces are rare to come up at auction, and even rarer to be signed.

Later paint with areas of paint touch-up; the bases with some joint separations near bottom edge of faux marble paint.

$2,000 - 4,000