15 November 2001,
Price realised GBP 7,050
GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000
A SUITE OF NORTH ITALIAN MECCA (GILT-VARNISHED SILVERED) AND GROTTO SEAT FURNITURE
Attributed to Pauly et Cie, Venice, late 19th Century
Comprising of a canape, a pair of armchairs and a rocking-chair, the backs and seats in the form of scallop shells, the armrests in the shape of dolphins, on naturalistic cabriole legs simulating rockwork, the rocking-chair on sea-horses above curved dolphins, joined by stretchers, losses and refreshments to decoration (4)
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A nearly identical Venetian rocking chair made in the 1890s by the firm Pauly et Cie is illustrated in B. M. Newman and A. Duncan, Fantasy Furniture, New York, 1989, p. 62.
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