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    Sale 2090

    European Furniture, Sculpture, Works Of Art, Tapestries And Carpets

    22 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 206

    A SET OF FOUR NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT ARMCHAIRS

    GENOA, MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT ARMCHAIRS
    GENOA, MID-18TH CENTURY
    Each with a cartouche back centered with a floral spray and foliate scrolls above a serpentine slip seat both upholstered à chassis in pale tan suede and flanked by out-scrolled arms carved with leaf sprays, the apron carved with floral and leaf sprays, on cabriole legs, one with possibly 18th century inscription to the seatrail '16', another '11' (4)


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    The distinctive proportions and rich floral carving of these impressive chairs are typical of the work of Genose chair-makers. Closely related chairs with cushion-molded frames punctuated by floral cresting and foliate-carved knees are illustrated in L. Canonero, Il Barocchetto Genovese, Milan, 1962, plates CIV, CV, CXII.