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A pair of Swedish neoclassical white and green-patinated armchairs

circa 1800

Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 28,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
386
A pair of Swedish neoclassical white and green-patinated armchairs

circa 1800

Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 28,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of Swedish neoclassical white and green-patinated armchairs

circa 1800

Provenance

Sold, Bukowskis, Stockholm, December 5-7, 2000, lot 599                                                                                        

Catalogue Note

An identical set of armchairs and settees is in Queen Charlotte's Conversation Room (the Red Salon) fig. 1, in the palace of Rosenborg, illustrated, H. Groth, Neoclassicism in the North, London, 1990, pp. 140-141, pl. 136.

The palace of Rosenborg was built between 1631-1638, and Queen Charlotte's Conversation Room was redecorated in 1806-1807.  The new decoration incorporated a large suite of seat furniture decorated in the "Retour d'Egypte" style which had become fashionable in Paris after Napoleon's Egyptian campaigns.  The furniture was probably designed by the architect Gustaf af Sillén (1762-1825) and the duke Karl Sedemara.

Another identical, white-painted armchair is illustrated, S. Wallin, Nordiska Museets, Möbler Svenska Herremanshem, p. 134,  pls. 1130, 1131.  

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