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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    A SET OF SIX NORTH EUROPEAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY FAUTEUILS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF SIX NORTH EUROPEAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY FAUTEUILS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a scrolled back, lion-carved arms and in-curved seat, covered in light brown leather, bearing paper labels inscribed with numbers in ink (6)


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    The sabre legs and lion head terminals of this elegant set of chairs reflect the Etruscan style popular throughout Europe in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Frescoes depicting furniture recently discovered at Pompeii and Herculaneum and the publication of the ornament found at these archeological excavations disseminated and popularized this style. Though the most well-known propagator of this form of chair was the French cabinet-maker Henri Jacob, who offered many variations, chairs with lion head terminals and sabre legs can also be seen in Russian and German collections as well as chair designs of the period.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
    (LOT 112)