Jan 27, 2009

European Armchair


Antique European Armchair


ca. 1828

Karl Friedrich Schinkel (German, 1781–1841)

Dimensions of European antique armchair : H.90.2 cm, W. 61.6 cm, D. 59.1 cm.

This Antique European armchair is reproduction furniture from a set of ten (eight armchairs and two sofas) designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1828 for the Marble or Reception Room in the Prinz Karl Palais in Berlin. Schinkel, the leading German architect and designer of the early nineteenth century, based the model on a Roman chair in a Herculaneum wall painting, engraved in the Antichità de Ercolano. The upholstery is a modern recreation after the original drawing by Schinkel preserved in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin.

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