• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN SPECIMEN MARBLE-INSET EBONISED SIDE CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1860, FLORENCE

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    A PAIR OF ITALIAN SPECIMEN MARBLE-INSET EBONISED SIDE CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1860, FLORENCE
    Each inset overall with rosso antico, jasper, lapis lazuli, alabaster and specimen marbles, with a tall arched back between squared baluster uprights above a padded drop-in seat covered in purple velvet, on conforming legs joined by an X-stretcher
    50 in. (127 cm.) high; 18¾ in. (48 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep (2)


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    These specimen marble chairs are conceived in the Florentine Renaissance Revival style that was fashionable under Napoleon III and featured in the Paris Exhibition of 1867.

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