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Auction archive: Lot number 33

AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE-REVIVAL FRUITWOOD AND WALNUT LARGE BOOKCASE-CABINET

Estimate
£15,000 - £25,000
ca. US$20,258 - US$33,763
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 33

AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE-REVIVAL FRUITWOOD AND WALNUT LARGE BOOKCASE-CABINET

Estimate
£15,000 - £25,000
ca. US$20,258 - US$33,763
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE-REVIVAL FRUITWOOD AND WALNUT LARGE BOOKCASE-CABINET ATTRIBUTED TO CARLO PUCCI, FLORENCE, DATED 1881 The overhanging foliate, fluted, egg-and-dart and dentil decorated cornice carved with an arabesque frieze decorated with alternating female and lion's masks displaying a variety of expressions; the central mahogany-lined bay with two adjustable shelves enclosed by a pair of doors, the upper panels carved with addorsed griffins above central panels carved with classical maidens and lower panels centred by masks of Medusa and Mercury, divided from the flanking open bays by arabesque-carved pilasters; the base with three shallow concealed frieze drawers, the central drawer fitted for writing, lined with green velvet and with two stationary drawers and hinged front above three bays enclosed by panelled doors with conforming carved decoration, the left central door centred by a cartouche 'FIRENZE' and the right 'ANNO 1881', on an entrelac bordered plinth 99 1⁄2 in. (253 cm.) high; 81 3⁄4 in. (208 cm.) wide; 26 1⁄4 in. (67 cm.) deep

Auction archive: Lot number 33
Auction:
Datum:
26 Jan 2022
Auction house:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
Beschreibung:

AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE-REVIVAL FRUITWOOD AND WALNUT LARGE BOOKCASE-CABINET ATTRIBUTED TO CARLO PUCCI, FLORENCE, DATED 1881 The overhanging foliate, fluted, egg-and-dart and dentil decorated cornice carved with an arabesque frieze decorated with alternating female and lion's masks displaying a variety of expressions; the central mahogany-lined bay with two adjustable shelves enclosed by a pair of doors, the upper panels carved with addorsed griffins above central panels carved with classical maidens and lower panels centred by masks of Medusa and Mercury, divided from the flanking open bays by arabesque-carved pilasters; the base with three shallow concealed frieze drawers, the central drawer fitted for writing, lined with green velvet and with two stationary drawers and hinged front above three bays enclosed by panelled doors with conforming carved decoration, the left central door centred by a cartouche 'FIRENZE' and the right 'ANNO 1881', on an entrelac bordered plinth 99 1⁄2 in. (253 cm.) high; 81 3⁄4 in. (208 cm.) wide; 26 1⁄4 in. (67 cm.) deep

Auction archive: Lot number 33
Auction:
Datum:
26 Jan 2022
Auction house:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
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