• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2782

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

    1 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 24

    AN ITALIAN POLYCHROME-DECORATED PANEL

    FLORENTINE SCHOOL, THIRD QUARTER 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN POLYCHROME-DECORATED PANEL
    FLORENTINE SCHOOL, THIRD QUARTER 15TH CENTURY
    Decorated with two coats of arms supported by cornucopiae filled with flowers and fruit, a peacock, a pheasant, birds and flowers, the reverse inscribed A234, originally the front panel of a cassone
    47 cm. high x 182 cm. wide


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    A comparable panel with birds, flowers and coat of arms is illustrated in H. Schmitz, Das Möbelwerk, Tübingen, 1956, p. 81.

    Special Notice

    Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €5,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €5,001 and €400,000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €400,001. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.


    Provenance

    With Stefano Bardini, Florence, acquired in 1907 by Prince Johannes II of Liechtenstein.
    Veste Liechtenstein, Mödling, 1907.
    Vienna, 1909.
    Veste Liechtenstein, Mödling, 1911.
    Alserbachpalais, Vienna, 1922.


    Literature

    P. Schubring, Cassoni. Truhen und Truhenbilder der italienischen Frührenaissance. Ein Beitrag zur Profanmalerei im Quattrocento, Leipzig, 1915, p. 234, no. 73, pl. XI.