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An Italian neoclassical gilt 'a mecca' settee
Sicily, circa 1760
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 46,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
236
An Italian neoclassical gilt 'a mecca' settee
Sicily, circa 1760
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 46,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Italian neoclassical gilt 'a mecca' settee
Sicily, circa 1760

Catalogue Note

This Sicilian neoclassical  sofa is an interesting mélange of the late 18th century French transitional style with its tapering square legs yet still retaining rococo cabriole legs terminating in typical Italian hoof feet. The typically Sicilian  cross-hatched ground imitating strawwork  can also be seen on a pair of mid 18th century Sicilian giltwood armchairs from the Collection Giuseppe Rossi, Volume I, sold, Sotheby's, London, 10th March 1999, lot 221. Furthermore, it is also not too fanciful to see reflected in the open diaper motifs of the back the architectural influences of the Moors.

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