Gilded and bronzed. Rich carved décor. Detachable back and seat. Signed OHL in the middle of Stockholm chairmaker's seal. Seat height 41, height 99, total width at the front 70 cm.
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
5 566 - 7 421 EUR
Torsten Sylvén, Mästarnas möbler, page 113.
Olof Höglander is mentioned in the Swedish Royal accounts 1745-65 for delivering sculpted armchairs painted with yellow varnish.
The solution with loose back and seat came from France to facilitate the upholstery of the chair without having to do any damage to the chair carcass. In lavish circumstances, upholstery could be changed during the year, for warmer upholstery in the winter and cooler silk upholstery in the summer.
Viewing: 5 Dec–10 Dec at Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open: Mon–Fri 11–18, Sat–Sun 11–17
Auction: 11–12 December at Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm
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