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    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 Report*: 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.
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