25 March 1999,
Price realised GBP 1,495
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A SWEDISH BIEDERMEIER GILTMETAL-MOUNTED AND BRASS-INLAID BIRCH SOFA
First half 19th Century
Banded overall with ropetwist, the C-scrolled tablet cresting centred by a fruited mount, the rectangular back, straight sides and padded seat covered with yellow and grey-striped fabric, above square block feet surmounted by a semi-detached column and an Apollo's mask, previously with further finial to the top rail, part remounted
83 in. (211 cm.) wide
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Consul General Karl Bergsten (d. 1953).
Generalkonsul och Fru Karl Bergstens Fregaaende Kataloger ver deras Konstsammling, Stockholm, 1950, plate XIV 1.
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