Raphael, ‘Pair of Armchairs’, 1954, Bernd Goeckler Antiques
Raphael, ‘Pair of Armchairs’, 1954, Bernd Goeckler Antiques

Black lacquered wood with raised armrests and bronze sabots on the front legs. Literature: Guy Bloch-Champfort’s Raphaël décorateur, Les Éditions de l’Amateur, 2002, model pictured on page 54 and 59.
Three pairs available.

Height: 32 1/4” Width: 22” Depth: 21 1/4”
Arm Height: 27 1/2” Seat Height: 17 1/2”

Image rights: Bernd Goeckler Inc.

Manufacturer: Raphael Raffel

Guy Bloch-Champfort’s Raphaël décorateur, Les Éditions de l’Amateur, 2002, model pictured on page 54 and 59.

About Raphael

Raphael exemplifies High Renaissance painting with his grand renderings of the Madonna in landscape settings the figurative scenes with which he decorated the Vatican. His celebrated depiction of Plato, Aristotle, and other sages in his School of Athens (1510-12) fresco for the Vatican reflects the inspiration he drew from Classical ideals of beauty and composition. The soft round faces of his subjects reveal human sentiment, while exuding sublime perfection and serenity, as illustrated by Madonna on the Meadow (1505). Over time he began to arrange figures in a signature pyramid configuration, and gradually increased their movement and psychological interplay. Though he owed much to his venerable teachers Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, in particular the latter’s use of chiaroscuro and sfumato, Raphael is considered the most versatile and prolific of the triumvirate.

Italian, 1483-1520, Urbino, Italy, based in Rome, Italy

Group Shows

2013
Christie's Old Masters, 
New York,

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Ursus Books & Prints at TEFAF Maastricht 2015
2014
Ursus Books & Prints at Masterpiece London 2014