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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 356

    AN AUSTRIAN WALNUT, CHERRY AND FRUITWOOD PARQUETRY FLOOR

    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    AN AUSTRIAN WALNUT, CHERRY AND FRUITWOOD PARQUETRY FLOOR
    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a total of eighty five panels, each square panel decorated with a star-shaped and octagon pattern, arranged around a central panel inlaid with geometric motifs and centred by a star
    Each of the 70 panels: 26½ in. (67 cm.) square;
    the central panel: 52½ in. (134 cm.) square;
    each of the 14 half panels: 13¼ x 26 in. (33.5 x 67 cm.)


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    A virtually identical parquet floor is in the Studio del duca d'Aosta in the Museo Storico del Castello di Miramare, Trieste (ill. R. Fabiani, Museo Storico del Castello di Miramare, re-ed 2009, p. 42).

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