26 juin 2009

A pair of Italian carved giltwood settees, Genoese. circa 1740-1744

A pair of Italian carved giltwood settees, Genoese. circa 1740-1744 each approx: 123cm high, 282cm. wide, 62cm. deep; 4ft. ½ in., 9ft.3in., 2ft. ½ in. Est. 200,000—300,000 GBP PROVENANCE: The Galleria Dorata, Palazzo Carrega-Cataldi, (now Chamber of Commerce), Via Garibaldi,Genoa, Italy (see figs. 1 & 2.)Acquired directly from the Palazzo by the architect Stanford White and exported to New York, late 19th centurySold to the politician William Collins Whitney (1841-1904), circa 1896-1902, when Stanford White was... [Lire la suite]