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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 316

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN WALNUT ARMCHAIRS

    VENETIAN, MID 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF ITALIAN WALNUT ARMCHAIRS
    VENETIAN, MID 18TH CENTURY
    Each with a-symmetrically carved frame decorated with C-scrolls, foliage and rockwork, padded back and drop-in seat coverd in patterned velvet, extensive worming (2)


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    The vivaciously scrolling carved frames of these armchairs, typify the opulence of Venetian chair-making. Related Venetian armchairs are illustrated in S. Levy, Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento, Milan, vol. I, 1964, figs. 5 and 12, Another related armchair decorated with floral painted decoration is illustrated in H. Huth LACQUER OF THE WEST, Chicago, 1971, plate 117. A comparable pair of Venetian armchairs was sold Christie's King Street, 13 June 2002, lot 19.

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