5 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 9,375
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY AND IRON METAMORPHIC SETTEE
CIRCA 1795, IN THE MANNER OF JOSEPH GENGENBACH, dit CANABAS
The arched rectangular back, sides and seat covered in close-nailed green hide, the fluted uprights with panelled block terminals, on fluted baluster legs joined by iron trelliswork with mahogany steps, on brass anti-friction castors, the treads possibly replaced
34 in. (86 cm.) high; 40¼ in. (102 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep
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The chinese paling of the iron framework of the steps is particularly associated with Canabas and the restrained goût Anglais introduced to France in the late 18th century.
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