Large 18th C Gothic Antique Architectural Drawing of Pompei House Interior
Antique ornately decorated French/Italian panel. Late 18th century decorated framed panel overlaid with an architectural interior of a Pompei house. The border is decorated heavily with festoons around the head of a cherub on top all carved from applied wood. The panel is chamfered on the back and there are indications as to the previous existence of hinges which further verify that it was originally a panel.
Captions: bottom left: Fran. Morelli dis. Bottom right: Nico. Cesarano inc. Bottom center: In House Pseudourbana Pompeii downstairs. Short wall of one of the rooms with scale
Engraver: Nicholas Cesarano
Designer: François Morel
In Casa Pseudourbana di Pompei piano inferiore Parte corta di una della stanze
Believe it is this print: in: The Adorned on the walls and the floors of the rooms of ancient Pompeii engraved copper , Royal Printing House, 1796 - 1808, vol. One, Part I, c. 17
A fabulous addition to your vintage home decor either to be incorporated into an opening panel or as a piece of decorative art.
Antique framed etching measures 28" long by 22" wide by 3" deep and weighs 12lb 11oz
In good condition considering age and use. Some of the carved wooden adornments have come off over time (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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