ASTA 326 - ARTE ANTICA E DEL XIX SECOLO

Lot N: 0035

JEAN AUGUSTE DOMINIQUE INGRES (1780 - 1867)

Young woman laying her arm on an urn.

19.3 x 28 cm

Pencil sketch on the back.
Provenance: Lord Farnham Collection.
The artwork is accompanied by a text by Renaud Temperini, June 16th 2009.
The artwork is accompanied by an export licence.

Starting Price

Euro 3.600,00

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Lot N: 0036

EUGENE FROMENTIN (1820 - 1876)

Attributed to. Battle in Algeria.

64 x 36 cm

Signature "Eug. Fromentin" e dated lower right.
Provenance: Private Collection.

Sold at

Euro 2.500,00

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Lot N: 0144

WILLIAM ETTY (1787 - 1849)

Attributed to. The three Graces.

137 x 202 cm

Sold at

Euro 3.200,00

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Lot N: 0158

ARTISTA INGLESE DEL XIX SECOLO

Landscape with gentleman on horseback.

57.5 x 48.5 cm

Starting Price

Euro 800,00

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Lot N: 0159

ARTISTA FRANCESE DEL XIX SECOLO

Landscape with trees.

81 x 100 cm

Starting Price

Euro 900,00

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Lot N: 0160

JULES DUPRE' (1811 - 1889)

Nocturnal landscape with characters.

55.5 x 46.5 cm

Signature lower right.

Starting Price

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0161

AMOS CASSIOLI (1832 - 1891)

The siege of Siena.

118.5 x 83.5 cm

Signature lower right. At the back exhibition paper Fiera Nazionale dell'800, Cremona, May-October 1937.

Sold at

Euro 5.400,00

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Lot N: 0162

ARTISTA DEL XIX SECOLO

Risorgimento scene with bersaglieri.

60 x 76 cm

Starting Price

Euro 2.000,00

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Lot N: 0163

ARTISTA DEL XIX SECOLO

Interior with soldiers.

37 x 46.5 cm

Starting Price

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0164

GIOVANNI BARTOLENA (1866 - 1942)

Still life with vase of flowers.

23 x 28 cm

Signature lower left.

Starting Price

Euro 700,00

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Lot N: 0166

GIACOMO FAVRETTO (1849 - 1887)

Church interior with characters.

18 x 46 cm

Signature lower right.

Sold at

Euro 2.000,00

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Lot N: 0167

ARTISTA FRANCESE DEL XIX SECOLO

Interior scene.

68.5 x 50 cm

Sold at

Euro 11.500,00

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Lot N: 0168

FEDERICO ROSSANO (1835 - 1912)

Mountain landscape.

40 x 27.5 cm

Signature lower right. At the back number 659.

Starting Price

Euro 2.000,00

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Lot N: 0169

ARTISTA NAPOLETANO DEL XIX SECOLO

Landscape with shepherds and flock.

90 x 59.5 cm

At the back label bearing the inscription "Cav. Monga property".

Starting Price

Euro 1.200,00

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Lot N: 0171

PITTORE ORIENTALISTA DEL XIX SECOLO

Portrait of a young girl.

50 x 69.5 cm

Unreadable signature lower right.

Sold at

Euro 1.100,00

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Lot N: 0172

ARTISTA DEL XIX SECOLO

Portrait of a commoner woman.

43 x 57.5 cm

Starting Price

Euro 800,00

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Lot N: 0173

ARTISTA DEL XIX SECOLO

Portrait of a child.

36 x 43 cm

Sold at

Euro 650,00

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Lot N: 0174

ARTISTA DEL XIX SECOLO

Portrait of a woman.

50 x 60.5 cm

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0175

ARTISTA DEL XIX SECOLO

Landscape with pond and characters.

57.5 x 39.5 cm

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0176

GIUSEPPE MAZZA (1817 - 1884)

Interior with friar.

59 x 74 cm

Signature lower left.

Starting Price

Euro 900,00

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Lot N: 0177

EDWARD CHARLES WILLIAMS (1807 - 1881)

Landscape with peasants and animals.

102 x 76 cm

Signature and dated 1874 lower right. At the back coeval label bearing signature and date.

Starting Price

Euro 1.500,00

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Lot N: 0178

GUSTAVO SIMONI (1846 - 1926)

Arab market.

57 x 88.5 cm

Signed and dated 1899 lower right.

Starting Price

Euro 5.000,00

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Lot N: 0179

SILVIO GIULIO ROTTA (1853 - 1913)

The apple thief.

36 x 46 cm

Signature and dated 1873 lower left.

Starting Price

Euro 1.500,00

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Lot N: 0180

VICENTE PALMAROLI Y GONZALES (1834 - 1896)

The Clown and the dancer.

35 x 27 cm

Signature in the center.

Starting Price

Euro 4.000,00

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Lot N: 0181

IVAN IVANOVICH ENDOGUROV (1861 - 1898)

Landscape with peasants women.

33.5 x 50.5 cm

Starting Price

Euro 800,00

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Lot N: 0218

BRONZISTA DEL XIX SECOLO

David (after Gian Lorenzo Bernini).

15 x 31 x 21 cm

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0219

MANIFATTURA DEL XIX SECOLO

Pair of bronze putti asleep on a yellow marble base.

15 x 7 x 7 cm

Sold at

Euro 140,00

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Lot N: 0226

MANIFATTURA VIENNESE DEL XIX SECOLO

Porcelain group, two figures and dove with rich floral decoration with polychrome enamels on an oval base with gilt profiles.

12.8 x 18 x 8 cm

Blue mark with "Vienna" shield, last quarter of the 19th century.

Starting Price

Euro 250,00

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Lot N: 0240

SCULTORE DEL XIX SECOLO

Male head.

26 x 32 x 30 cm

Base in black marble. Height with base: 64 cm.

Starting Price

Euro 3.000,00

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Lot N: 0241

MANIFATTURA NAPOLETANA DEL XIX SECOLO

Carved and polychrome wood Education of the Virgin.

34 x 52 x 28 cm

Small losses in the polychromy.

Sold at

Euro 800,00

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Lot N: 0242

ALFONSO BALZICO (1825 - 1901)

Bust of a noblewoman with honor.

54 x 73 x 21 cm

Signature and dated 1871 at the back.

Born in Cava dei Tirreni, Alfonso Balzico began his artistic career at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples as a pupil of Tito Angelini, with subsequent stays in Rome, Milan and Florence. An artist of neoclassical training, he soon changed his style by adapting it in a romantic and realistic sense. In 1863, on the initiative of the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II, he moved to Turin, where, three years later, he assumed the position of "Sculptor of the Royal House". His works were exhibited on the occasion of some national art exhibitions, such as the one organized by the Società Promotrice delle Belle Arti in Turin in 1868. Among his best-known sculptures, the celebrated "Cleopatra", preserved in the National Gallery of Rome, the equestrian monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Piazza Giovanni Bovio in Naples (based on drawings by Emilio Franceschi) and the statue of Flavio Gioia in the homonymous square in Amalfi, a work that was awarded in 1900 with the gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. This bust of a noblewoman, dated 1871 and therefore referable to the Turin period of Balzico's activity as Royal Sculptor (before his transfer to Naples and then to Rome in 1875), probably portrays an aristocrat of the Savoy court, wrapped in an elegant decorated dress, whose lace border is expertly rendered in marble, as are the details of the bodice and the honor at the neck.

Comparative Literature: M. Lessona, "Alfonso Balzico", Turin 1877;
G. Trezza, "Alfonso Balzico: scultore cesareo di Vittorio Emanuele II (1825-1901)", Cava dei Tirreni 1913;
A. Panzetta, "Nuovo dizionario degli scultori italiani", Turin 2003, vol. 1, pp. 68-69.

Starting Price

Euro 1.500,00

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Lot N: 0243

PIETRO MAGNI (1817 - 1877)

Angelica.

70 x 170 x 70 cm

Grey marble base. Signed. Restorations.

“La fiera gente inospitale e cruda/alla bestia crudel nel lito espose/la bellissima donna, cosí ignuda/come Natura prima la compose./Un velo non ha pure, in che richiuda/i bianchi gigli e le vermiglie rose,/da non cader per luglio o per dicembre,/di che son sparse le polite membre”. This is how Ludovico Ariosto, in the Canto X of the "Orlando Furioso" begins to describe the scene that can be seen, portrayed in marble, in this exceptional sculpture by Pietro Magni: the young Angelica, captured by the inhabitants of the Isola del Pianto, is depicted tied to the rock while, with a backward movement on the slippery stone, she tries to withdraw from the advance of the sea monster; everything happens a moment before the woman is finally saved and freed by the heroic Roger, almost a snapshot of the moment of maximum vulnerability before the final liberation. This image certainly provided the artist with the literary pretext to portray the female body in a rapid and sinuous movement, but the scene can also be seen in a more strictly political perspective, with an allusion to the situation in Italy, which, in the years around 1852 (dating of the first version of the "Angelica") was in the midst of the Risorgimento, between the First and Second War of Independence.
Net of political implications, the literary subject of Angelica, whose romantic charm was first captured by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in his painting "Roger freeing Angelica" (1819), nevertheless had to enjoy particular international favor in the field of sculpture of those years, as evidenced by some possible contemporary comparisons on the same theme, such as with the "Angélique attachée au rocher" by Andre-François-Joseph Truphême, on display at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1855 and today at the Museum of Grenoble, or with the homonymous work by Ernest Carrier Belleuse, exhibited with great success at the Salon of 1866.
Magni's Angelica was a particularly successful subject, repeated several times starting from his conception in 1852 and presented at various national and international exhibitions. In addition to the present, three other versions are known, also in marble: one is at the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda in Lisbon, another one is located at Farmleigh House in Dublin and the last, a 66 cm high reduction purchased by Baron Pasquale Revoltella and already identified with the sculpture exhibited in Brera in 1859, it is now located in the homonymous Civic Museum in Trieste, together with other marble masterpieces by the same artist, such as the "Cut of the isthmus of Suez" (1863) and the "Fountain of the nymph Aurisina "(1858). Furthermore, a possible fifth version, today of unknown location, cannot be excluded, since the sources of the time report that the "Angelica" presented by Magni at the Paris Exposition of 1855 was on that occasion acquired by the Queen of Holland Sofia of Württemberg (“la bella statua d’Angelica dello scultore Pietro Magni fu comperata all’esposizione di Parigi da un ciambellano della Regina dei Paesi Bassi”, in “La Cronaca. Giornale di scienze, lettere, arti, economia, industria”, Milan 1855, p.763), while at the Milanese Exposition of the same year, whose catalogue illustrated the Paris version, G. Sacchi states that a model "in iscagliola" was presented, of which today the traces seem to have been lost. The "Angelica" today in Ireland, already known at the time by the name of "Andromeda" (a change perhaps due to the greater appeal that the ancient myth could exercise compared to Ariosto's work on the British public) is also the version of which more detailed information is known and attests to the strong interest of the English and Irish aristocracy in Italian sculpture and, specifically, in the work of Pietro Magni: the owner, the Earl Edward Cecil Guinnes, was in fact a passionate collector of this artist and, in addition to the "Angelica / Andromeda", he also acquired the celebrated sculpture of "Socrates", probably to be identified with the version now present in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. Both were originally purchased for the residence of Iveagh House, perhaps at the London Exposition of 1862, since there were no similar models presented by Magni at the Dublin Exposition in 1865 and already in 1872 the two sculptures, from the catalogue of loans for the "Dublin Exhibition of Arts, Industries and Manufactures" of that year, are owned by the Earl ("Official Catalogue of the Dublin Exhibition of Arts, Industries and Manufactures and Loan Museum of Works of Art, 1872", pp. 79- 80, esq. No. 4-33).
Assuming that the sculpture today in Portugal is the same one presented and sold at the Oporto Exposition of 1865 and that the current location of the "Angelica" attested in the Dutch royal collections in 1855 remains unknown, various hypotheses arise regarding the dating of our sculpture: : it is possible to think that this is the work presented at the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1867 (“Exposition Universelle de 1867 à Paris : catalogue général; 1ière partie: (Groupes I à V) contenant les oeuvres d’art”, Class 3 , n ° 59), or that it may be identifiable with the “Angelica”; statua al vero"presented by Pietro Magni at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Milan in 1872 (26 August-7 October) and cited among the sculptures exhibited by the artist together with a"Ritratto virile a busto; di commissione" ("Seconda Esposizione nazionale di belle arti diretta da un comitato eletto dalla regia Accademia di Brera: 1872”, Milan 1872, p. 14 n. 28), or it could be an unidentifiable version closer to original model from the mid-19th century, an option towards which the high executive quality would lean towards.
Pietro Magni, one of the leading exponents of the so-called "Scuola di Milano", was one of the main sculptors of that Risorgimento and patriotic period in which the neoclassical style was giving way to the romantic impetus, an interpretation best suited with the times, which Magni lived in person, directly taking part in the events of the Roman Republic of 1849. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and was a pupil of Abbondio Sangiorgio. Already winner of the Academy Award in 1850 with his "David", in 1855 he was invited to the Universal Exposition in Paris, the first step towards an international success which saw him attend numerous other Expositions, including Milan, Paris, Florence , Vienna, London, Dublin, and Santiago de Chile. Among his best known works, in addition to the "Angelica", the "David" and the "Monument to Leonardo da Vinci" in Piazza della Scala in Milan, the famous "Leggitrice": almost an ideal pendant of Angelica, two different interpretations to understand the Italian sculpture of romantic inspiration of the period, this elegant sculpture recollected in a movement of passions all internal to the soul of the girl (while in Angelica they are external and visible) immediately had great success, being replicated in several copies, one of which is now at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan.

Comparative literature: “La Cronaca. Giornale di scienze, lettere, arti, economia, industria”, Milan 1855, p.763;
E. About, “Voyage à travers l'exposition des beaux-arts (peinture et sculpture)”, Paris 1855, p. 263;
G. Sacchi, “L’Angelica, statua grande al vero di Pietro Magni” in “Esposizione di Belle Arti in Milano e Venezia, 1855. Anno XVII”, Milan 1855, pp. 46-51;
“Rivista di Firenze e Bullettino delle Arti del Disegno”, Anno II, vol. IV, Florence 1858, p. 79;
A. Caimi, “Delle arti del disegno e degli artisti nelle province di Lombardia dal 1777 al 1862”, Milan 1862, pp. 186-187;
“Exposition Universelle de 1867 à Paris : catalogue général; 1ière partie: (Groupes I à V) contenant les oeuvres d’art”, Paris 1867, Class 3, n°59;
“Official Catalogue of the Dublin Exhibition of Arts, Industries and Manufactures and Loan Museum of Works of Art, 1872, Fine Arts Section, Sculpture”, Dublin 1872, n. 4-33;
“Seconda Esposizione nazionale di belle arti diretta da un comitato eletto dalla regia Accademia di Brera: 1872”, Milan 1872, p. 14 n. 28;
Yorick figlio di Yorick (alias P. C. Ferrigni), “Fra quadri e statue. Strenna in ricordo della Seconda Esposizione Nazionale di Belle Arti”, Milan 1873, pp. 30-32;
“The Art Journal”, vol. XVI, London 1877, p. 100;
Civico Museo Revoltella, “Galleria d’Arte Moderna. Catalogo delle Opere”, Trieste 1961, p. 34 n. 211;
A. Tamburini, “Pietro Magni scultore (1816-1877)”, dissertation, University of Milan, supervisor Prof. F. Barbieri, a.a. 1984-1985, pp. 114-116;
F. Tedeschi, “La scultura della Scuola di Milano attraverso le Esposizioni Internazionali (1851-1878) e la critica”, in AA. VV. “La Città di Brera. Due Secoli di Scultura”, Milan 1995, pp. 71-84;
F. Tedeschi, “Le figure femminili nella scultura: retorica e nuovi generi” in R. Cassanelli, S. Rebora, F. Valli (cured by), “Milano pareva deserta…1849-1859. L’invenzione della Patria”, Milan 1998, p. 50;
M. De Grassi, “Committenti di Pietro Magni a Trieste” in “Arte in Friuli. Arte a Trieste”, 20, Trieste 2000, pp. 165-166;
A. Panzetta, "Nuovo Dizionario degli scultori italiani dell'Ottocento e del primo Novecento", II, Turin 2003, pp. 560-561;
M. Heffernan, “Edward Cecil Guinness: Noblesse Oblige”, Irish Arts Review (2002-), Vol. 26, No. 3, 2009, pp. 92-95.

Starting Price

Euro 85.000,00

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Lot N: 0255

MANIFATTURA ITALIANA DEL XIX SECOLO

Stone capital with volutes emerging from acanthus leaves.

40 x 36 x 40 cm

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0256

MANIFATTURA DEL XIX SECOLO

Dark tortoiseshell set, Napoleon III period.

30 x 38 cm

Lot with independent expertise for the marketing of antique turtle objects.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0262

MANIFATTURA VENETA DEL XIX SECOLO

Gilt mirror in the style of the 18th century.

160 x 150 x 8 cm

Light: 134,5x143 cm. Rabbet: 144x153,5 cm.

Sold at

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0263

MANIFATTURA VENEZIANA DEL XIX SECOLO

Gilt wood mirror frame in18th century style.

77 x 160 x 10 cm

Light: 118x59 cm. Rabbet: 120x61 cm.

Starting Price

Euro 700,00

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Lot N: 0264

MANIFATTURA DEL XIX SECOLO

Frame and two decorative elements in carved and gilt wood, decorated with phytomorphic motifs.

Frame: 35x22 cm; friezes: 26x9 cm.

Sold at

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0277

MANIFATTURA RUSSA DEL XIX SECOLO

Yazd Torah in decorated silver, taken with a bird finish.

3.5 x 30 cm

Weight: 0.104 kg. Hallmarks referable to the famous silversmith Fedor Ruckert, 1857 Moscow, initials of the assayer AK, Andrei Antonovich Kovalbskii.

Sold at

Euro 380,00

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Lot N: 0278

MARIO BUCCELLATI

Silver shell.

20 x 22 cm

Mark on the base. Silver 925. Weight: 0.292 kg.

Sold at

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0279

ARGENTIERE DEL XIX SECOLO

Embossed silver plate with foliate decorations along the edge.

40 cm

Marks. Weight: 0.884 kg.

Sold at

Euro 240,00

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Lot N: 0280

ARGENTIERE DEL XVIII SECOLO

Pair of embossed silver candlesticks, tripod base.

21 x 76 cm

Weight: 4,838 kg

Sold at

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0281

ARGENTIERE DEL XVIII SECOLO

Pair of embossed silver candlesticks, tripod base.

21 x 76 cm

Weight: 5,372 kg

Sold at

Euro 600,00

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Lot N: 0282

ARGENTIERE DEL XX SECOLO

Pair of silver fish composed of articulated elements and eyes in pietre dure.

26 x 13 x 8 cm

9x14x5 cm. Marked. Weight: 0.342 kg.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0283

ARGENTIERE ITALIANO DEL XX SECOLO

Chiseled silver vase decorated with hardstones.

23 x 59 x 22 cm

Milan hallmark. Silver 800. Weight: 4,548 kg.

Sold at

Euro 1.200,00

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Lot N: 0284

ARGENTIERE VENEZIANO DEL XVIII SECOLO

Embossed silver coffee pot with wood handle, of pear shape, fluted, on shaped circular base.

14 x 19 x 10 cm

Silver marks of the Republic of Venice and of the assayer M.G. (not identified, active 1762-1776). Overall weight: 0.338 kg.

Sold at

Euro 1.500,00

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Lot N: 0285

ARGENTERIA BUCCELLATI

Silver maple leaf.

22 x 29 cm

Mark "Mario Buccellati S.r.l." on the base. Silver 925. Weight: 0.220 kg.

Sold at

Euro 320,00

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Lot N: 0314

MANIFATTURA VENETA DEL XIX SECOLO

Pair of cherry veneered columns with door on the front, square base.

42.5 x 92 x 42.5 cm

Sold at

Euro 700,00

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Lot N: 0315

MANIFATTURA VENETA DEL XIX SECOLO

Pair of cherry veneered commodes, bronze handles, legs in the shape of inverted pyramids.

123.5 x 89 x 58 cm

Difetti.

A comparable cherry wood commode is found at the Museo Civico di Padova and published in C. Alberici, "Il mobile veneto", Milan 1980, p. 306, fig. 470.

Comparative literature: C. Alberici, "Il mobile veneto", Milan 1980, p. 306, fig. 470.

Starting Price

Euro 800,00

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Lot N: 0316

MANIFATTURA VENEZIANA DEL XIX SECOLO

Walnut carved and shell-shaped Grotto piano stool.

42.5 x 58 x 47 cm

The "grotto" furniture, often in the shape of shells or sea creatures, was originally created for the artificial grottos of the gardens of the noble palaces of the Venetian aristocracy. Sometimes painted or gilt, this fantasy furniture became highly sought after during the 19th century, highly appreciated by the eclectic taste of the turn of the century.

Sold at

Euro 2.500,00

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Lot N: 0317

MANIFATTURA ITALIANA, PERIODO IMPERO

Walnut veneered and partly gilt cot, gilt bronze friezes.

113 x 136.5 x 65.5 cm

Starting Price

Euro 700,00

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First session 1-86 15/06/21

11:00

Second session 87-174 15/06/21

15:00

Third session 175-262 16/06/21

11:00

Fourth session 263-345 16/06/21

15:00

Exposition

11 - JUNE 14TH
10-1PM; 3.30PM-6.30PM (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY INCLUDED).