Italian Renaissance Chinoiserie “Marco Polo” Cabinet F332 SOLD

We might also have named it the “Auntie Mame” ┬ábecause this 1920s decorator concoction has fearlessly embraced a succession of styles and makeovers and come out as its one-of-a-kind self, but we’re going with the explorer Marco Polo as the best way to convey the unexpected harmony between the massive Italian Renaissance wooden carved base and the equally imposing chinoiserie cabinet it supports, with its oriental motifs carved in low relief and incised brass hardware. The interior reveals a gilded and carved scrollwork grille backed by a contemporary textile, the effect unexpectedly Shanghai Moderne. That’s a lot of influences. But the statement is clear; “Life is a banquet and… get out and see the world!”