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A FRENCH PARCEL-GILT AND RED-PAINTED CAST-IRON BED
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A FRENCH PARCEL-GILT AND RED-PAINTED CAST-IRON BED

LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE PAISLEY HANGINGS SUPPLIED BY MONGIARDINO, SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH PARCEL-GILT AND RED-PAINTED CAST-IRON BED
LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE PAISLEY HANGINGS SUPPLIED BY MONGIARDINO, SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY
The headboard, sides and foot each of scrolling acanthus vines and leaves, the poles to each corner supporting a canopy hung with paisley-print tan-ground cotton upholstery, on brass castors, similarly hung with further cotton skirting
82in. (106.5 cm.) high; 80 in. (204.5 cm.) long; 67in. (170 cm.) wide approximately
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Christie's New York, 1 and 2 April 2003, lot 66
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Lot Essay

Renzo Mongiardino was a Milan-based architect who created spectacular atmospheric interiors. He had clients across the world, including New York, London, Rome and Paris, and has influenced many contemporary designers (see R. Mongiardino, Roomscapes: The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino, 2001).
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