October 26, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 1305: A SET OF EIGHT ITALIAN IVORY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CARVED CHAIRS, MILAN CIRCA 1820 |(46 views)
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Description: together with two similar chairs; redecorated; variation in the carving of two chairs (10)
In overall good conserved condition. Joints sound and sturdy. Evidence of old minor worm which appears to be no longer active. Two of the chairs have been sprung. Both sprung chairs have construction cracks where the back meets the seat. Old minor marks, chips and minor losses to decoration and carving which is not too noticeable.The carving on the frame of the two sprung seats is not as detailed or crisp as the rest. There are hairline construction cracks at the joints which are normal and can be left. One flowerhead on the side of one chair maybe a replacement together with one on another chair and one missing on the same chair.
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