A German white-painted cast-iron armchair
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A German white-painted cast-iron armchair

AFTER A DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL, CIRCA 1825

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A German white-painted cast-iron armchair
AFTER A DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL, CIRCA 1825
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Lot Essay

Chairs of the same shape and with related lyre-shaped splats in the Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich and at the Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten, Berlin, are illustrated in E. Schmuttermeier, Cast Iron from Central Europe, 1800-1850, Exhibition Catalogue, New York, 1994, p. 214, cat. 65, and p. 94, fig. 9 respectively. A pair of chairs of identical design in the Märkisches Museum, Berlin, are illustrated in E. Schmuttermeier, op.cit, p. 70, fig 22, and H. Mildenberger, Preussische Asthetik in Schleswig-Holstein, Weltkunst, 15 March 1986, p. 841, fig. 7. A similar chair is illustrated in B. Hediger, J. Berger, Karl Friedrich Schinkel.Möbel und Interieur, Hamburg, 2002, p. 212.
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