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A pair Swedish ebonised, rosewood and tulipwood veneered, pewter and silvered bronze inlaid armchairs, by Carl Petter Svensson, circa 1880
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A pair Swedish ebonised, rosewood and tulipwood veneered, pewter and silvered bronze inlaid armchairs, by Carl Petter Svensson, circa 1880
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A pair Swedish ebonised, rosewood and tulipwood veneered, pewter and silvered bronze inlaid armchairs, by Carl Petter Svensson, circa 1880
with the oval ink stamp « CARL P SVENSSON / ... STOCKHOLM ... », and the engraved numbers IIII and X, upholstered with dark red felt
H. 98 x l. 64 cm ; 38 1/2 x 25 1/4 in.
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Provenance

- Commissioned by Lars Olsson Smith (1836-1913) for Bolinder House, Stockholm

Literature

A decorative Swedish arts legacy 1700-1960 in the collection of the Nationalmuseum, Sotckholm, Stockholm, 1998, p. 55

Catalogue Note

This pair of a suite of 14 chairs was commissioned by Lars Olsson Smith (1836-1913) for Bolinder House, Stockholm. Jean Bolinder (1813-1899), a founder of the Bolinder Engineering Company had commissioned the architect and Professor of the Royal Swedish Academy, Helgo Zettervall (1831-1907) to build his house. It was designed in a Renaissance Revival Style and built between 1874 and 1877. Carl Petter Svensson (1831-1911) made the furniture including a suite of fourteen armchairs: our pair of armchairs is part of this set. One armchair is now at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (inv. RF 89/678), two sold Sotheby's London, 18 November 2008, lot 224, another pair sold Christie's London, 10 September 2013, lot 59, a chair sold Bonham's London, 9 July 2015, lot 215.

Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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