Pair of corner panels
Late 19th century
Carved and lacquered wood, mirrors
Provenance : Rome, Palazzo Fendi, Via del Corso
A very rare pair of foliate carved and green-lacquered corner panels with mirror. Carved patterns are in Louis XV curved style and divide the mirrors in three parts, enriched with variated consoles to support decorative objects. These panels are part of the rich wall-panelling of the Palazzo Fendi, in Roma, Via del Corso, which was redecorated in the 19th century.
The Palazzo Fendi in Rome, close to the Piazza di Spagna, is a 17th century building which underwent many changes during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was the house of a reknown Roman aristocratic family – Boncompagni-Ludovisi, from which issued the pope Gregorio XIII. The architecture is typical of the neo-classical style and the interior decoration of the palace still preserves a part of its Louis XV style carved wall-panelling.
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Palazzo Fendi Largo Carlo Goldoni 420, Roma.
Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi – decorative arts, Rome