19th century, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Jewellery

Live Auction, 18 March 2019

Important Cape Furniture and related objects
  • A harlequin set of six Cape Neoclassical stinkwood side chairs, late 18th/early 19th century
  • A harlequin set of six Cape Neoclassical stinkwood side chairs, late 18th/early 19th century


Lot Estimate
ZAR 120 000 - 150 000

About this Item

A harlequin set of six Cape Neoclassical stinkwood side chairs, late 18th/early 19th century
each with curved top-rail with pierced gable cresting above a pierced fiddle-back splat, riempie seat, on square-section tapering legs joined by an H-shaped stretcher, one example with fluted square-section legs
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Provenance

Four of these chairs were sold on the 'Important Cape furniture from the collection of Dr Gavin Watkins' auction, Stephan Welz & Co. In Association with Sotheby's, Cape Town, 29 January 1998, lot 354.

Literature

cf. Michael Baraitser and Anton Obholzer (2004) Cape Antique Furniture, Cape Town: Struik. A similar example is illustrated on page 209.


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