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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 24, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

A magnificent Austrian gilt metal and enamel miniature three-piece assembled parlor suite comprising a settee and two side chairs. This wonderful hand painted miniature parlor suite was made in Austria in the early 20th century. To the best of my knowledge the miniature pieces are original and are not reproductions.

The settee is painted with scenes of angels and putti in scenic landscapes. On the arched back are decorative gilt metal designs and flowers. The curved legs are decorated with leaves. On the back of the settee are engraved designs.

On the chairs the seats are painted with scenes of lovers in scenic landscapes. On the front of each chair back is a painted full figure. On one chair is a full figure of a man holding a bird. On the other chair is a full figure of a woman.

The chairs are designed in a Renaissance style. Two decorative columns flank the decorative oblong chair backs that are above square seats that are above four turned legs held by two cross stretchers. Around the seat rails are decorative designs. On the reverse of the chair backs are decorative engraved designs.

The chairs and the settee are in very good condition. To the best of my knowledge t are no chips and no repairs on the enamel hand painted scenes. T are no breaks or repairs on the gilt metal frames. On the settee's gilt
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