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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 203

    A SET OF SIX ITALIAN GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS

    ROME, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF SIX ITALIAN GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS
    ROME, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Each frame carved with reclining River God to the toprail, the base of the back with foliate zoomorphic masks, on foliate-carved turned tapering legs
    38 ½ in. (98 cm.) high; 24 ½ in. (62 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep


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    Combining finely carved figural medallions with serpentine outlines, this set of armchairs is emblematic of neoclassical seat furniture produced in Rome in the late 18th century. It is identical to a group of six armchairs in the Fondazione Caetani, of which one is illustrated in A. González-Palacios, Fasto Romano: dipinti, sculture, arredi dai Palazzi di Roma, Exhibition Catalogue, 13 May – 30 June 1991, Rome, pp. 183-184, no. 132.

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    Provenance

    Possibly Palazzo Caetani, Rome.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SICILIAN VILLA (LOTS 201-203)