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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 334

    A LOUIS XV CANED WALNUT FAUTEUIL DE BUREAU

    BY DERICHECOURT, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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    A LOUIS XV CANED WALNUT FAUTEUIL DE BUREAU
    BY DERICHECOURT, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The arched caned back with outscrolled arm supports, the arm rests and squab cushion covered in pink satin with braided edge, above a serpentine seat, on cabriole legs headed by flowerheads and capped by shells, the underside with yellow chalk inscription '58799X', red chalk inscription '16925' and faint chalk inscription '555', the stretcher branded 'X6628' and stamped three times 'DERICHECOURT' and once 'JME'
    34¼ in. (87 cm.) high; 26½ in. (67.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58 cm.) deep


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    A closely related fauteuil de bureau and the only recorded piece by Derichecourt was sold, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 15 June 1988, and is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIème siècle, Paris, 1998, p. 256.

    The work of Derichecourt on the present fauteuil de bureau can be closely related to that of the menuisier Etienne Meunier, active during the first half of the 18th century, whose trademark caned fauteuil de bureau is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du 18ème siècle, Paris, 1998, p. 563. A further related fauteuil de bureau by Meunier is in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and further examples stamped by Meunier were sold anonymously at Christie's, New York, 21 October 1997, lot 176 ($18,400 including premium) and Christie's, New York, 27 September 2007, lot 96 and 276, respectively.

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    Provenance

    The Estate of Mrs. C.J. Devine, Sr., Christie's, New York, 10-12 October 1985, lot 998.