28 June 2000,
New York, East
Price realised USD 4,112
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE WALNUT SETTEE
Early 18th Century
The waved, arched padded back, downswept arms and squab cushion upholstered in green silk-velvet, on baluster-turned legs joined by stretchers with turned finials, on bun feet, stamped 10 times S.P.Q.B. and with a label inscribed ...NHAVN/...NSK RODEKORS/...kur susvirksomhed...
76in. (200.5cm.) long
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The as yet unidentified brand S.P.Q.B. is probably an Italian Civic brand, along the lines of the ancient Roman initials S.P.Q.R. for 'Senatus Populusque Romanum'.
The de Koenisberg family.
Acquired by Garza-Schlesch, New York from the de Koenigsbergs in the late 1950s/early 1960's.
Acquired by the present owner from Garza-Schlesch.
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