Fine Neoclassical Continental Giltwood Salon Suite
Fine Continental Empire neoclassical giltwood suite in the manner of Leo von Klenze consisting of one settee and two large armchairs, each back carved with corn (now covered with fabric), the arms formed by winged griffins with lion monopodia with curved front legs with modified scrolled acanthus leaf decoration terminating in paw feet and straight tapering rear legs also terminating in paw feet; canape/settee measuring 60" wide (152cm), 34" high (back of chair) (86.4cm); two armchairs/ bergeres measuring 30" wide (76.2cm), 34" high (back of chair); suite heavily water gilded and having Scalamandre silk velvet leopard print; probably German, C.1840; Provenance: Christie's, London & Sotheby's, London; The lion monopodia was a popular support used by von Klenze (1784-1864) from circa 1820. Compare a side table in the Munich Residenze, illustrated in Kreisel "Die Kunst des Deutschen Mobels", plate 523; Also exhibited in "The Age of Neoclassicism" an exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, 1972, plate 146.
Inventory Number: 510.124 SOLD
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