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January 19, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 187: AN ITALIAN ROCOCO CARVED AND GILT A MECCA ARMCHAIR, NAPLES CIRCA 1740 |(167 views)
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Description: with an arched padded back within a moulded frame and scrolled arms carved with rocailles and volutes, on cabriole legs terminating in scroll feet, upholstered with red velvet
This impressive armchair is in reasonable original condition. There are marks and scratches consistent with age and use, and some overall chips, flakes, and losses to the giltwood. The gilding is distressed in places. Overall traces of old woodworm which appears to be no longer active. There is one loss to the lower part of the back caused by old woodworm. Exposed construction cracks to joints which however do not seem to undermine the whole stability of the armchair, which is still sound and sturdy. The original red velvet upholstery, banded with silk, is worn and faded, as expected. An important piece in need of some attention.
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