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    Sale 12029

    The Opulent Eye - 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets

    7 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 189

    A FRENCH GILTWOOD CHAISE LONGUE

    BY HENRI-AUGUSTE FOURDINOIS, PARIS, CIRCA 1878

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    A FRENCH GILTWOOD CHAISE LONGUE
    BY HENRI-AUGUSTE FOURDINOIS, PARIS, CIRCA 1878
    Covered with green and cream-coloured cut silk velvet, the back of outscrolled form with one arm supported by a kneeling putto, the rounded base on seven column-form legs separated by fabric swags
    41 ½ in. (105.5 cm.) high; 75 ¾ in. (192.5 cm.) wide; 34 ¼ in. (87 cm.) deep


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    With its grand scale and impressive design, this chaise is emblematic of the finest furniture shown by the celebrated Parisian firm Fourdinois at the great Exhibitions of the late 19th century. This model of chaise was shown at the 1878 Paris Exposition universelle and engraved in the Art Journal for that year where it was also described as "...graceful and beautiful, the composition having exercised a brilliant fancy" (see Art Journal, An Illustrated Catalogue of the Paris International Exhibition, 1878, p. 101).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE MONACO COLLECTION (LOTS 186-204)