Lot 286

A rare original classicist terracotta-seat, Florence, circa 1800

Works of Art, Antiquities | A89kua | Live auction | 578 Lots

Starting Price € 8,000

Countdown for bids : 8 days and 5 hours left

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Description

Reddish ceramic with fine age patina. Round seat with a raised palmette design on the obverse, ornamental frieze around the perimeter of the seat. Flanked on either side by a chimera, their outstretched wings forming the arm and back rest. Seat with old heat crack, partially chipped and bumped due to weather exposure. Dimensions 73.5 x 63 x 60 cm.
Rare original classicist chair, of which many copies were produced since the late 19th century. For example by Signa Manifattura, which has had this model on offer since 1895.

Provenance: Old Parisian private collection. Including three pictures which show the chair in a 1960s interior setting.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 578 lots and starts on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 578. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.