Pair of benches from Villa Suvera in Siena, Toskana dated 1847
Extraordinary pair of benches painted in grisaille technique based on motifs of the Greek antiquity. The backs are decorated on three sides. In the centre, two representations of Pegasus flank the coat of arms of the family that owns Villa Suvera. In addition, mythical representations of Greek antiquity enrich these paintings. The backs are tight at the back with matching greyish paint on canvas. The benches have a swivel base and are marked “Apollo” and “Mercurio” and dated on the front panel: 1847. According to our information, they were made for a big family party at that time.