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    Sale 2105

    European Furniture, Works of Art, and Tapestries: Including Jansen: The Past Reimagined

    7 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 89

    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT BENCHES

    CIRCA 1830, POSSIBLY PARMA

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    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT BENCHES
    CIRCA 1830, POSSIBLY PARMA
    Upholstered in gold silk fabric, above a fluted frieze, on foliate-carved turned legs (2)


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    The unusual scrolled decoration on these boldly carved stools is related to similar motifs found on a set of seventeen stools carved by the intagliatore Paolo Canavesi and decorated by the gilder Giovanni Zampori in 1835 for the Throne Room of the Palazzo Ducale of Parma, after a design by the court architect Paolo Gazzola. This set of stools is now in the Galleria Nazionale, Parma, and one is illustrated in E. Colle, Il Mobile Impero In Italia, Milan, 1998, p. 342, pl. 113.

    Provenance

    The Collection of Gianni Versace; Sotheby's, New York, 5-7 April 2001, lot 376.