• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5915

    Christie's Interiors

    8 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 36

    A PORTUGUESE ROSEWOOD AND BRASS-MOUNTED FOUR-POSTER BED

    19TH CENTURY, INCORPORATING 17TH CENTURY ELEMENTS

    Price Realised  

    A PORTUGUESE ROSEWOOD AND BRASS-MOUNTED FOUR-POSTER BED
    19TH CENTURY, INCORPORATING 17TH CENTURY ELEMENTS
    The arched pierced headboard carved with scrolling foliage centred by a shield with a cross and sunburst, the footboard similarly carved, with spirally-turned columns with spire terminals, size adapted
    102¾ in. (261 cm.) high; 90½ in. (230 cm.) wide; 58¾ in. (139.5 cm.) deep


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    A closely related four-poster bed is illustrated in H. Carita & H. Cardoso, Oriente e Ocidente, nos Interiores em Portugal, no. 94.

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    Please note, this lot is 19TH CENTURY.