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Furnishing and Decorative Arts

In the first half of 2018, the department of Furniture, Sculpture and Objets d’Art obtained satisfactory results. In the two auctions held in March and May – the second of which included an interesting collection of furniture from Genoa, Seventeenth century, belonging to the collection of notary Clemente Ferrari – totalled 1,969,092 euro with a percentage of lots sold of 65.6% and in terms of value of 203.08%. Ferrari’s collection also included a set of torch holders, Seventeenth century, in carved, laquered and gilded wood, which went under the hammer for 56,250 euro. Six chairs in walnut wood, Seventeenth century, reached 32,500 euro.
Marble was the real protagonist of the same catalogue of 15 and 16 May. Gaetano Monti’s male bust (Ravenna 1776 – Milan 1847), sold for 25,000 euro and two sculptures in porphyry and breccia medicea marble depicting two busts, probably Vitellius and Julius Caesar, which were sold for 22,500 euro. The furbishing sector recorded good results too with a veneered Roman chest of drawers, made up of various woods, (sold for 22,500 euro) and a veneered chest of drawers in bois de rose and bois de violette, made in France in the Eighteenth century by Antoine Criaerd, which went under the hammer for 18,750 euro.