Tue, 13th Sep 2022 10:00

Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale

 
 
 

A pair of pietra dura panels

A pair of pietra dura panels,
mid-17th century, Florentine, in the manner of Baccio del Bianco for the Grand Ducal workshops, one depicting a wild boar, the other one a dromedary,
20cm wide
15cm high, each in a carved giltwood frame (2)

Provenance: The Estate of Sir Jack and Lady Baer.

Literature: Anna Maria Giusti, 'Pietra Dure: Hardstone in Furniture and Decorations', London 1992, p.83, fig.26.

This pair of panels bear many similarities to other known examples of del Bianco’s work, including a group of panels depicting animals and inset into a tabletop, housed at the Chateau de Versailles and illustrated in Giusti's 'Pietra Dure: Hardstone in Furniture and Decorations', p.83. Active in the first half of the 17th century, del Bianco was, according to Giusti, known for simple depictions of animals in energetic and spirited poses, making use of soft stones in very similar palettes to the present examples.

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Estimate
£4,000 - £6,000
 

Buyer's premium: 30.00% (inclusive of VAT, where applicable)


Condition Report

Frame measures 27 x 31.2cm. Later frames now painted and with minor losses.

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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale, Tue, 13th Sep 2022


We are delighted to present a selected preview for our September Fine Interiors auction. Showcasing the very best of Florentine design, the sale is led by a group of nine 17th century pietra dura panels, all beautifully depicting animals in landscapes. The set, from the private collection of the late London art dealer, Sir Jack Baer, sit alongside another pair of a boar and camel and a single panel depicting a hilltop village.

Also featured is a Victorian stone model of the famous Uffizi Boar, as well as a selection of fine furniture and works of art from the 17th-20th centuries, including renowned makers such as Meissen, Gillows of Lancaster, and Thomas Chippendale, giving a taster of the full sale to be published soon.

A small group of highlights is currently available to view at our London Gallery in Covent Garden's Cecil Court until early September, for further details on what you can see please do not hesitate to contact us:

Fine Interiors | fineinteriors@sworder.co.uk

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