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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    A SET OF SIX NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT FAUTEUILS

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GENOA

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    A SET OF SIX NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT FAUTEUILS
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GENOA
    Each with an arched, channelled and rope-twist carved back, arms, seat and loose cushion covered à chassis in yellow patterned velvet, the back surmounted by a ribbon-tied husk trail, the acanthus-clasped arms with reeded arm supports, on fluted tapering legs terminating in toupie feet, each with a paper label to the reverse 'Fauteuil Louis XVI, sculpté, vérifié et contrôlé avant réparations, et garnissage. Reconnu d'époque par B. Schneider, antiquaire a Neuchâtel.', minor losses and restorations to the cresting
    41¼ in. (104.5 cm.) high (6)


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    This suite of finely carved seat-furniture in the French Louis XVI manner was most probably executed in Genoa, Liguria. Cabinet-makers in both Genoa and Turin were to some extent following the latest Paris fashion and emulating the work of various menuisiers. A related walnut armchair in the Palazzo Reale, Genoa, is illustrated in E. Colle, Il Mobile Neoclassico in Italia, Milan, 2005, p. 394.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE HENRI THIEBAUD-FREY STIFTUNG