|A red Lacca Povera bureau cabinet,|
Venetian, first half of the 18th century,
from the collection of Dodie Rozekrans.
Sothebys auction NO8818, lot 309.
|A Lacca Povera bureau cabinet in the bedroom|
of interior designer Ann Getty.
A detail from a photo by Lisa Romerein from
ANN GETTY INTERIOR STYLE
by Diane Dorrans Saeks,
published by Rizzoli, October, 2012.
But back to the Lacca Povera technique, various European lacquer manufacturers' formulas differed in coloring and thickness of varnish, among other traits. While other Italian states tended to work with limited color palettes and forms, Venetian pieces were produced in a wider range of colors and forms. There was a 20th century revival of the technique that continues today, but the 18th century pieces are generally the most valued.