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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 608

    A SUITE OF SOUTH GERMAN NEO-GOTHIC WALNUT SEAT FURNITURE

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SUITE OF SOUTH GERMAN NEO-GOTHIC WALNUT SEAT FURNITURE
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising one highback armchair, one chair, a sofa and a pair of armchairs, each with padded back, arms and seat covered in brown leather, the back surmounted by the crowned coat of arms of the Württenberg family, flanked by pierced foliage, the sofa with arms flanked by a deer and a lion, inscribed Furchtlos und Treu, with rectangular paper label to the underside inscribed Württ. Haus-Familien-Gut. No. H.U. 2352, 2353, 2355, 2356
    the sofa 193 cm. wide (5)


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    This coat of arms was introduced by king Wilhelm I. in 1817, its decoration was limited to the antlers of Wuerttemberg and the lions of Staufen. A further three fauteuils, four side chairs and a small settee from this set was recently sold at Dorotheum Wien, 26 September 2008, lot 65.

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    Provenance

    Haus Württenberg.


    Pre-Lot Text

    A SUITE OF SEAT FURNITURE FROM THE ROYAL HOUSE OF WUERTTEMBERG