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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 304

    A SET OF EIGHT SWEDISH REPOUSSE BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1825, ATTRIBUTED TO LORENZ WILHELM LINDELIUS, ONE SIDE CHAIR 20TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF EIGHT SWEDISH REPOUSSE BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1825, ATTRIBUTED TO LORENZ WILHELM LINDELIUS, ONE SIDE CHAIR 20TH CENTURY
    Including a pair of open armchairs, each with a lozenge-shaped top rail above a padded seat, on sabre legs, partially remounted
    32½ in. (83 cm.) high (8)


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    With their lozenge-shaped splats incorporating distinctive fan motifs, these chairs are identical to various examples at Rosendal castle, which was furnished for King Carl XIV Johan circa 1825-30. The King had acquired the estate in 1817, a year before his accession, but only commenced the first major works in 1823. Fredric Blom was engaged as architect, the painter Pehr Emanuel Limnell was responsible for the interiors and the furniture-maker Lorenz Wilhelm Lindelius supplied most of the mahogany furniture. Although Lindelius almost certainly subcontracted some of the work, it is probable that he provided all the chairs himself, and the present examples can therefore also be attributed to him (H. Groth, Neoclassicism in the North, London, 1990, p. 192 and p. 202).

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