Wed, 31st Mar 2021 10:00

Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online

 
  Lot 649
 

649

Carl Bergfeld (German, 1837-1920)

Carl Bergfeld (German, 1837-1920)
A fjord at sunset, with a figure in a boat
signed 'C Bergfeld' l.l., oil on canvas
80 x 121cm

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Sold for £350


Condition report

Oil on a fine weave canvas support which is unlined. In the lower left quadrant is a tear which has been secured from the reverse with tape. The canvas tension is slightly slack and stretcher bar marks are forming where the canvas rests against the wooden stretcher behind. Along the lower edge are undulations with areas of loss caused by debris trapped between the lower stretcher bar and the canvas. The paint layer has a network of age cracks across the surface. There are numerous impact cracks, for example the circular rings in the upper left side. There are also horizontal lines of cracks across the surface. In the lower left corner the raised paint has led to loss and abrasion. There are localised losses around the edges of the canvas. Areas of retouching are mainly located in the sky and have darkened over time. There is a thin varnish layer present.

 

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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Wed, 31st Mar 2021

We are very excited to share the online catalogue for our forthcoming Fine Interiors sale featuring almost 900 lots of furniture, works of art, paintings and silver. Our first sale of 2021 offers a selection of the very best in classical and contemporary furnishings from all over the globe, including a strong showing of country and vernacular pieces, as well as vibrant and bright Chinoiserie and florally themed lots, which are perfect for the beginning of Spring and the more hopeful months to come.

An exciting new development for the department is the introduction of the Fine Interiors Journal, a companion guide offering an overview of the sale complete with links directly to the relevant sections of the online catalogue.

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Removal of Lots

All lots should be removed by 5pm on Friday 9 April 2021.  Furniture lots remaining after this date will be removed to:
Perry Removals, Chapel End, Broxted, Essex CM6 2BW.

Removal will be at a cost of £20 +VAT per lot and storage will be charged at £2 +VAT per lot, per day.

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