A pair of Italian blue lacquered and parcel-gilt armchairs, Venetian, third quarter 18th century. Photo Sotheby's

each with a padded drop-in back and seat, the underside of one with the printed label "orlando petreni arredamenti artistici, Firenze, Via Ronainelli"; reblocked. Estimate 6,000-8,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: Orlando Petreni, Florence
Sold Christie's, London, 21st June 2000, lot 69.

NOTE: Related armchairs are illustrated by Saul Levy, Lacche Veneziani Settecentesche, Milan, 1967, Vol. I, fig. 19, (Pero Dini collection) and fig. 28 (Tulio Silva collection), and in Clare Santini, Mille Mobile Veneti, Modena, nd. p. 222 fig,. 465 (Giorgio Cosarini collection). 

Sotheby's. Arts of Europe. London | 10 juil. 2013, 02:00 PM - www.sothebys.com