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    Sale 2157

    European Furniture, Works of Art, Tapestries and Carpets

    16 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    A PAIR OF PORTUGUESE BRASS-MOUNTED SOLID HARDWOOD AND ROSEWOOD BEDS**

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY COLONIAL

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A PAIR OF PORTUGUESE BRASS-MOUNTED SOLID HARDWOOD AND ROSEWOOD BEDS**
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY COLONIAL
    Each with pierced scrolling headboard surmounted with finials above a carved cross and flanked by ring-turned knopped barley twist supports joined by barley twist columns and drop finials joined by rails and with a barley twist footboard
    73 in. (185.5 cm.) high, 46 in. (117 cm.) wide, 80 in. (203 cm.) long (2)


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    The arrangement of elaborately carved spindles carved from solid hardwood is typical of Portuguese beds from the 17th though the early 20th century. A closely related 18th century example is illustrated in F.Castro Freire, Mobilario Museu-Escola de Artes Decorativas Portuguesas, vol 1, Lisbon, 2001, inv.625, p.137.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    The Convent of Santo Antao-o-Novo.
    Bought from Joaquin Rodrigues Parente, Lisbon, in 1988.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. CLIFFORD AMBROSE TRUESDELL
    (LOTS 1-43)