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    Sale 2782

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

    1 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 49

    A NORTH ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT AND BLUE-PAINTED TABERNACLE FRAME

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, RE-USING EARLIER ELEMENTS

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT AND BLUE-PAINTED TABERNACLE FRAME
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, RE-USING EARLIER ELEMENTS
    The dentilled and egg-and-dart moulded pediment centred by a cherub, above a conformingly-carved frieze supported by square panelled pilasters with grotesque trails headed by composite capitals terminating in armorial trophies, the apron centred by a rectangular panel inscribed AVE and with a coat of arms, flanked by acanthus-carved scrolls, with paper label inscribed A 242 and paper label inscribed 1234
    158 cm. high x 86 cm. wide


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    This tabernacle frame with its architectural form is closely related to frames executed in Venice during the 16th Century.
    A design drawing for tabernacle frames is illustrated in Nicolas Penny, Frames, National Gallery, London 1997, p. 31. Other related designs for these type of frames are illustrated in F. Sabatelli, La cornice Italiana, dal Rinascimento al Neoclassico, Milan 1992, p. 95, 99 and 101.

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    Provenance

    Stadtpalais, Vienna, 2007.