• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    A SET OF SEVEN DUTCH WALNUT CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1765-1770

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF SEVEN DUTCH WALNUT CHAIRS
    Circa 1765-1770
    Each with a cartouche-shaped pierced back carved with floral sprays and laurel garlands, the waved seat centred by a shell, and covered 'â châssis' in tan brown leather, on foliate-carved cabriole legs, terminating in leaf-wrapped feet, variously inscribed with Roman numerals
    each: 39½ in. (100.5 cm.) high; 20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) deep (7)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    These chairs are closely related to an example of circa 1750-'60 attributed to the Amsterdam chair-maker Jan Ermans (circaa 1702-'61), which is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (R. Baarsen et.al., Rococo, Zwolle, 2001, p. 266, no. 165). The latter represents a slightly earlier phase of Dutch full-blown rococo, whereas the present chairs already incorporate some neoclassical carved features such as the garlanded swags and twinned flowerheads.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY