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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 624

    A MATCHED SUITE OF AUSTRIAN BIEDERMEIER WALNUT, FIGURED-WALNUT AND PEN-ENGRAVED FRUITWOOD SEAT FURNITURE

    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MATCHED SUITE OF AUSTRIAN BIEDERMEIER WALNUT, FIGURED-WALNUT AND PEN-ENGRAVED FRUITWOOD SEAT FURNITURE
    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a sofa, two armchairs and two side chairs, each with tablet top-rail centred by a fruitwood roundel above a pierced spindle filled rectangular back and padded seat covered in striped cotton; and a conforming circular centre table
    The sofa 135 cm. wide; The table 80 cm. high x 80 cm. diam. (6)


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    A chair of this basic model, i.e. with pierced rectangular spindle filled back is illustrated in Vienne 1815-1848. Un nouvel art de vivre à l'époque Biedermeier Paris, 1990, p. 80. The present set with its caracteristic simulated marquetry and figured-walnut stem from the later Biedermeier period.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 624-627)