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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 473

    FRENCH SCHOOL, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Cross section of a neo-Etruscan style interior

    Price Realised  

    FRENCH SCHOOL, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Cross section of a neo-Etruscan style interior
    pen and black ink and watercolour
    3 x 11¾ in. (7.1 x 29.8 cm.)
    In a verre églomisé mount


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    Neo-Etruscan Interiors became fashionable during the reign of Louis XVI in France and were also deployed by Robert Adam in 1775 for his designs at Osterly House, Middlesex. It was then known as the style étrusque and derived mainly from Pompeii and Herculaneum, with influence from ancient Greek design - the actual link to a specifically 'Etruscan' style was tenous.

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