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Continental Carved Walnut Grotto Chair

Auction:
3031B
Lot:
346
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3031B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 13, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Continental Carved Walnut Grotto Chair, probably Italy, late 19th century, shell-form back and seat joined by open dolphin-motif arms, raised on highly carved legs with conch knees and splayed pad feet, ht. 35 3/4, wd. 24, dp. 25 in.

N.B. Silver-gilt examples of late 19th century grotto furniture which include a chair, settee, and a tête-à-tête, all Venetian made, can be found in Bruce A. Newman's Fantasy Furniture, pp. 70-73.
Estimate $2,000-2,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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