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LATE 17TH CENTURY

Lot 1: A SET OF SIX NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS

Christie's

November 11, 2004
London, United Kingdom

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Description

LATE 17TH CENTURY
Each with rectangular arched back and seat covered in dark brown leather and edged with reeded brass nails, the seat with shaped apron, above ball-and-reed turned legs joined by similarly turned paired rails and H-shaped stretchers, the back legs replaced in elm, the leather seats distressed (6)

Artist or Maker

LATE 17TH CENTURY

Literature

Generalkonsul och Fru Karl Bergstens Föregaaende Kataloger över deras Konstsammling, Stockholm, 1950, KAT band III, pl. XVII, ill. 17.

Provenance

Acquired in Rome in 1912 by Consul General Karl Bergsten (d. 1953).
Thence by descent.

Notes

THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

The celebrated Bergsten Collection consisted of Old Master Pictures, European Furniture from the 18th and 19th Centuries, Works of Art and Classical Sculpture and was formed between the years 1900 and 1950 by Karl Bergsten (1869 - 1953), known as Consul General Bergsten, who furnished his superb house in Stockholm in the manner of a 18th Century Grand Tourist connoisseur from the golden age of collecting. A part of the Collection was dispersed in these Rooms in various European Furniture sales (25 March 1999, 23 June 1999 and 30 September 1999). Comprising individual pieces of exceptional quality and diversity, the Collection spoke eloquently of the dedication, flair and intelligence with which Karl and Dagmar Bergsten asembled their works of art.

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