Growing up in Argentina, Gustavo Olivieri would go to auctions with his father, who gave him reign over the bidder’s paddle. So it’s perhaps inevitable that Olivieri would become such an admired dealer of rare and collectible artwork, books, furniture, and lighting. An architect by training, he’s a collector by avocation, and his shops in Miami, East Hampton, and New York City are proof of his passion for beauty.
Pair of French oak side chairs with shaped
and pierced backs featuring mask decoration, shaped two-plank seats with carved edges, on twist supports with turned feet. Seats, 17.75"H. No maker's mark. Some seam separation on old replaced seat planks.
Pair of painted lyre-back side chairs with saber
legs. The round seats are upholstered in orange velvet with nailhead trim. Lyre backs have three decorative rosettes. No maker's mark. Seats, 18"H. Some wear to wood with painted finish. Some soiling. ...