Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Pair of crab-form Grotto chairs attributed to Pauly et Cie

$ 40,000
  • Description
    Pair of crab-form Grotto chairs attributed to Pauly et Cie
    Italian, late 19th Century
    Height 108cm, width 83cm, depth 37cm
    The pair of chairs attributed to Pauly et Cie, Venice, Italy
    Each polychrome decorated chair with hinged back opening to reveal an upholstered velvet seat, all set on a naturalistic base in the form of a shell
    Height of chair when open 108cm, height of chair when closed 60cm
    'Grotto' furniture was named this way among the European nobility who built shell-encrusted pavilions and grottos during the 18th and 19th Centuries. In the late 19th Century, Pauly et Cie were the leading makers of 'Grotto' furniture in Venice.
  • More Information
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Wood, painted wood, velvet.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 15139
    Incollect Reference #: 385919
  • Dimensions
    W. 32.68 in; H. 42.52 in; D. 14.57 in;
    W. 83 cm; H. 108 cm; D. 37 cm;
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