New York, Park Avenue
30 March 1999
A MATCHED SET OF SIX PORTUGESE ROSEWOOD SIDE CHAIRS
Possibly Colonial, 18th/19th Century
Comprising one pair and six various side chairs, each rectangular pierced back and vase-form splat surmounted by a scroll carved yoked crestrail above a drop-in seat covered in polychrome needlework, on cabriole legs joined by shaped stretchers, on scroll feet (6)
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Similar Brazilian chairs with robustly carved crestrails, deeply cabriole legs and stretchers, are illustrated in T. Canti, O Mvel no Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 1985, pp. 275-6.
Please note the correct description for this lot should read: Comprising one pair and four various side chairs, not six various side chairs.
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