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    Sale 2157

    European Furniture, Works of Art, Tapestries and Carpets

    16 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 167

    A PAIR OF GERMAN WHITE-PAINTED WROUGHT IRON ARMCHAIRS

    AFTER THE DESIGN BY KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL, 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF GERMAN WHITE-PAINTED WROUGHT IRON ARMCHAIRS
    AFTER THE DESIGN BY KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL, 19TH CENTURY
    Each with winged lyre back, rams head arm terminals and hoof feet, together with a pair of Victorian white-painted wrought iron armchairs with palmette backs, replaced seats and square tapering legs, both redecorated (4)


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    Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), German architect, painter, and a member of Germany's cultural golden age intelligentsia, was arguably the most important architect and designer of German classicism. Cast-iron furniture designed by Schinkel was praised for its functionality and exoticism, and his designs were rapidly adapted in Britain and America.