Revere Auctions
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The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 155

Syrian Mother of Pearl Inlaid Armchair

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Syrian mother of pearl inlaid wooden armchair. The intricately carved wood is inlaid with geometric stars in mother of pearl with the intarsia method. The chair is paneled throughout with mashrabiya style latticework. With an upholstered seat.
Keywords: Levantine, Persian, Moroccan, Middle Eastern

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went.

Height: 37 in x width: 27 1/2 in x depth: 17 in.


The chair is in fair condition. It is structurally sound and there are no major losses. There is an area along one armrest with damage, possibly from an animal chewing on it; see lot listing photos. There are several small losses to the projecting decorations along the lower skirt. There is one mother-of-pearl star that has losses along one side; all other mother-of-pearl decorations are intact. Light wear to the feet. There is wear and areas of loose threads along the cushion.

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