Lot 2227

A rare pair of Renaissance armchairs, known as caquetoire chairs, Loire region/France, 2nd half of the 16th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A80kua | Live auction | 852 Lots

Hammer price € 24,000

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Description

The straight walnut body appears almost modern, with severe geometric lines, finely carved in places. Standing on small bun feet, the trapezoidal cross beam attached to partially turned legs. The straight frame with a slightly projecting, likewise trapezoidal seat. From which, small Doric pillars extending out to support the armrests. These expertly carved with naturalistically modelled rams' heads and engraved in places. The extended oval chair back with fine Renaissance décor in relief. Finished with a slightly protruding, grooved, decorative border. Dimensions 119.5 x 64 x 54 cm.

The Louvre in Paris has very similar model variants under inventory number OA 1320, for example. See also the old black-and-white photographs of a fauteuil in the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, under inv. no. C 403 856.
Provenance: An English Manor House in the 1960s.


Condition:II

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General Information

Day 1 of our live auction "Works of Art, Antiquities" includes 856 lots. The auction starts on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10:00 am with Antiquities (lot no. 1601 - 2132) and after a short break we continue with Works of Art (lot no. 2201 - 2524) at 3:00 pm. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Wednesday, 6.11. until Sunday, 10.11., and on Sunday, 17.11.2019 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).