AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME DECORATED SEDAN CHAIR
AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME DECORATED SEDAN CHAIR
AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME DECORATED SEDAN CHAIR
AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME DECORATED SEDAN CHAIR
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AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME DECORATED SEDAN CHAIR

NAPLES, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO THE ROYAL BOURBON WORKSHOPS

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AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME DECORATED SEDAN CHAIR
NAPLES, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO THE ROYAL BOURBON WORKSHOPS
With domed silk roof, the painted panels centred by Classical vignettes with goddesses and putti within floral borders, the glazed interior with the remains of green lining. lacking carrying poles
66 in. (168 cm.) high; 32 in. (81 cm.) wide; 34½ in. (87.5 cm.) deep
Literature
A very similar example is illustrated in E. Baccheschi, Mobili Italini del Meridione, Milan, 1966, p.57.
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Lot Essay

This sedan chair can be firmly attributed to the Bourbon Workshops in Naples based upon its close resemblence to a sedan chair in the Museo Nationale di Capodimonte, inv. 3375. The painted panels of this, and the example which was sold from the collection of the Barons Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild at Christie's King Street 5 July 2001 lot 10, have been executed in a similar fashion and may also be the work of Giacinto Diano (1730-1830) a specialist in the decoration of sedan chairs.
In the 18th Century when the pomp of ceremonial public display was at its height Neopolitan sedan chairs and carriages were famous for their quality and design. It is highly likely that such a grand mode of transport was commissioned by a member of the Neapolitan Bourbon Royal Family.

Christie's would like to thank Dottoressa Linda Martino, Curator of the Decorative Arts and the Royal Apartments at the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, for her kind assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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