Venetian craftsmen practiced an exuberant form of 18th century rococo design. Here, the headboard is elaborately scrolled, and the face is hand-carved, decorated gilder's gesso. A crackle finish is scored for the effect of very old Chinese lacquer panels. Extensive hand-tipping outlines the entire form.
While nominally Venetian, this bed works in almost any traditional setting. The decorated version is essentially neutral, and the form mixes effortlessly with French, English, and Asian looks. Other paint options allow for integration into even a complex color scheme. Ideal for homes with conventional ceiling height. The Venetian is a remarkable accent-even more remarkable as a statement in a modern setting.