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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    A DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY AND IRON METAMORPHIC SETTEE

    CIRCA 1795, IN THE MANNER OF JOSEPH GENGENBACH, DIT CANABAS

    Price Realised  

    A DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY AND IRON METAMORPHIC SETTEE
    CIRCA 1795, IN THE MANNER OF JOSEPH GENGENBACH, dit CANABAS
    The arched rectangular back, sides and seat covered in close-nailed green hide, the fluted uprights with panelled block terminals, on fluted baluster legs joined by iron trelliswork with mahogany steps, on brass anti-friction castors, the treads possibly replaced
    34 in. (86 cm.) high; 40¼ in. (102 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep


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    The chinese paling of the iron framework of the steps is particularly associated with Canabas and the restrained goût Anglais introduced to France in the late 18th century.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 40-81)