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Premier Auction - Session I | November 11, 2022

Fri, Nov 11, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 568

Pair Venetian Baroque Parcel Gilt Open Armchairs

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

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Italian, 18th century, each with elaborately carved frame, with pierced skirt and carved legs, polychromed and gilt surfaces, tapestry style upholstery, 41-1/2 x 27 x 22 in.

Provenance: These furniture objects are being offered by direct descendants of prominent New York families from the American Gilded Age. Charles and Gustavia Senff, of New York City and Whitestone, NY, were involved in the sugar refining business and collected fine furnishings and artwork. The Senff collection of fine art was sold in 1928, and included works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Corot, Franz Hols, Velazquez, Clays and Hobbema. The Senffs gifted part of this furniture group to Warren and Catherine Havemeyer Harriot, who then expanded the collection after a trip to Venice on The Grand Tour.


upholstery extensively stained and torn, period frames resurfaced and with scattered losses to paint and gilding overall, later corner bracing, appear to have good integrity, but other restorations could be obscured by later surface, not examined under upholstery

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