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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 72

    A GERMAN CARVED GILTWOOD AND BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY ARMCHAIR

    PROBABLY WÜRZBURG, MID-18TH CENTURY

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    A GERMAN CARVED GILTWOOD AND BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY ARMCHAIR
    PROBABLY WÜRZBURG, MID-18TH CENTURY
    Carved throughout with flowers and foliage and rockwork, with a shaped back, padded scrolled carved arms and a serpentine seat upholstered à chassis, the tapestry depicting bouquets of flowers framed by acanthus, on cabriole legs and scrolled feet, stencilled to the underside '13'
    42½ in. (108 cm.) high; 29½ in. (75 cm.) wide; 31 in. (79 cm.) deep


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    The vigorous carving and exaggerated form of this chair are strongly indicative of Würzburg, where the spectacular interiors of The Residenz exerted so great an influence on the decorative arts of southern Germany. Among similar chairs, one was sold from the stock-in-trade of Maurice Segoura, Christie's, New York, 19 October 2006, lot 99.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Albrecht Neuhaus, Würzburg.