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Lot 67038
Antoni Gaudi (Spanish, 1852-1926)
Batllo Bench, designed 1906, executed 1980s by BD, Barcelona
Oak
40-3/4 x 66 x 29-1/4 inches (103.5 x 167.6 x 74.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Lina Kanafani, Mint, London;
Private collection, acquired from above.

Antoni Gaudi redesigned the Battlo family's Barcelona apartment block residence between the years of 1904 to 1906, adding his signature organic and sinuous detailing to all aspects of the facade and interior. The residence is considered to be a true reflection of Gaudi's style and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

This double seated bench was designed for the living room of the Casa Battlo as a modified tete-a-tete, using the wide armrest as a barrier between the two sitters.

Condition

There has been a prior repair to the left seat, which is not visible unless looking at the underside, the middle handrest needs to be further secured, light surface scratches throughout and kick marks to the rear legs indicative of age and use.

Starting Bid

$5,000.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 25% up to $250,000.00
  • 20% up to $2,500,000.00
  • 12% above $2,500,000.00

67038: Antoni Gaudi (Spanish, 1852-1926) Batllo Bench,

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Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
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Internet Bid
$7,000.00
Competing Bid
$6,500.00
Internet Bid
$6,000.00
Competing Bid
$5,500.00
Internet Bid
$5,000.00
Starting Bid
$5,000.00
Auction Curated By:
Brent Lewis
Director Design
3500 Maple Avenue
17th Floor
Dallas, TX 75219
United States
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