28 March 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOTS 188-189)
AN ITALIAN GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED CORONA
LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY PREVIOUSLY THE CANOPY FOR A BED
With the crest of laurel leaves and flower heads above a pierced body of flower heads within ovals and a base of further flower heads within diamonds, lined with multi-colored cotton, inscribed in blue paint 'L-5680'
21 in. (53 cm.) high, 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide
The Collection of Frederick P. Victoria and Son; sold Christie's, New York, 27 May 1999, lot 75.
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A related corona for a bed canopy is part of the James Deering Collection at Vizcaya, Miami, and is illustrated in W. Odom, A History of Italian Furniture, New York, 1967, vol. II, p. 226.
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