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A SET OF ROYAL PARCEL-GILT AND CREAM-PAINTED BOISERIE PANELS
A SET OF ROYAL PARCEL-GILT AND CREAM-PAINTED BOISERIE PANELS
A SET OF ROYAL PARCEL-GILT AND CREAM-PAINTED BOISERIE PANELS
A SET OF ROYAL PARCEL-GILT AND CREAM-PAINTED BOISERIE PANELS
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Specified lots are being stored at Crozier Park Ro… Read more PROPERTY FROM THE GIUSEPPE ROSSI COLLECTION, SOLD TO BENEFIT A CHARITY
A SET OF ROYAL PARCEL-GILT AND CREAM-PAINTED BOISERIE PANELS

EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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A SET OF ROYAL PARCEL-GILT AND CREAM-PAINTED BOISERIE PANELS
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Each fold with four deeply recessed panels with low-relief cut-gesso strapwork decoration, the reverse unfinished and mounted with iron hardware, the hinges lacking pins, the lock removed, the gilding extensively refreshed the ground-repainted, three panels with replaced base-rails, other minor restorations
Each panel: 127 ¼ in. (323 cm.) high; the two inner panels: 15 ¼ in. (39 cm.) wide; the two outer panels 17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) wide, the decorated surface approx. 63 1/8 in. (160.5 cm.) wide in total
Provenance
Almost certainly Palazzo Reale di Torino.
Acquired by Giuseppe Rossi in 1978.
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Lot Essay

Giuseppe Rossi recorded that these panels come from the 'anticamera della Cappella della Regina, Palazzo Reale di Torino' a subsequent photograph (illustrated), taken circa 1980-90, shows them in situ in the Rossi apartment prior to restoration, Miss Rossi's records show that they were restored (probably at the Scuola per Artigiani Restauratori, Turin) in 2002 at a cost of 11.191.640 lire.
Simmilar 18th century polychrome decorated bi-fold shutters are employed in the royal apartments at the nearby Palazzina di Caccia, Stupinigi and are illustrated in N. Gabrielli, Museo dell' Arredamento/Stupinigi, La Plalzzina di Caccia, Turin, 1966, pl. 20, further closely related 18th century bifold panels or shutters, with a similar strapwork design, are illustrated in situ, A. Griseri, Un Inventario per L'Esotismo, Villa della Regina, 1755, Turin, 1988, pl. 33. A series of similar parcel-gilt white-painted narrow panels, 19th Century, sold Christie's, Paris, 24 June, 2002, lot 155 (€28,200).

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