15 November 2001,
Price realised GBP 16,450
GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
A SET OF FOUR ITALIAN CREAM-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT WALNUT ARMCHAIRS
Second half 18th Century, possibly Marche
Each with moulded foliate carved frame, with a cartouche-shaped removable padded back, the toprail and seatrail decorated with scrolling rockwork and flowers, the slightly out-curved arms on foliate supports, above a shaped drop-in seat covered in white and green floral brocade, above a shaped apron centred by foliate rockwork rosette, on cabriole legs headed by acanthus-clasps and terminating in scroll feet, two chairs with repairs to the back (4)
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Related armchairs from the Marche region are illustrated in M.T. Honorati, Il Mobile Marchigiano, Milan, 1971, figs. 167-9.
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