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Lot 182: SPANISH OR ITALIAN SCHOOL ART NOUVEAU FRUITWOOD GROTTO SUITE, CIRCA 1900 chairs 62cm wide, 90cm high, 40cm deep, sofa 110cm wide, 97...

Decorative Arts: Design Since 1860

by Lyon & Turnbull

26 October 2016

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Description: SPANISH OR ITALIAN SCHOOL
ART NOUVEAU FRUITWOOD GROTTO SUITE, CIRCA 1900
comprising a TWO SEAT SETTEE; and a PAIR OF MATCHING ARMCHAIRS, each profusely carved with Art Nouveau maidens and flowering foliage and raised on a naturalistic base (3)
chairs 62cm wide, 90cm high, 40cm deep, sofa 110cm wide, 97cm high, 45cm deep

Condition Report: The settee in overall good condition. Carving crisp. Decorative settee. Evidence of past woodworm particularly to two left feet. Several repairs to decorative moulding mainly to the front of the seat pad.

Chair one: Similar condition to settee, carving crisp. Again evidence of prior woodworm and small repairs to the moulding here and there. Repaired split to the back support.

Chair two: Similar condition to above with minor repaired sections.

Fruitwood throughout.


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Any statement in relation to the lot is merely an expression of opinion of the seller or Lyon & Turnbull and should not be relied upon as an inducement to bid on the lot. Lots are available for inspection prior to the sale and you are strongly advised to examine any lot in which you are interested prior to the sale. Our condition report has not been prepared by a professional conservator, restorer or engineer.

Notes: Provenance: Collection of Roger and Heather Daltrey

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