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    Sale 7445

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV BEECHWOOD FAUTEUILS

    BY LEONARD BEAUVEAU, KNOWN AS 'BOVO', CIRCA 1760

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    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV BEECHWOOD FAUTEUILS
    BY LEONARD BEAUVEAU, KNOWN AS 'BOVO', CIRCA 1760
    Each with cartouche-shaped channelled back and seat covered in close-nailed floral blue cut velvet, the shaped seatrail centred by a floral spray, on foliate-headed cabriole legs terminating in scroll feet, each stamped 'BOVO'
    Each: 36¼ in. (92 cm.) high; 26½ in. (67.5 cm.) wide; 23¼ in. (59 cm.) deep (2)


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    These fauteuils are stamped 'BOVO' which stamp has generally been linked to Leonard Beauveau, a menuisier working in the circle of the ébéniste Nicolas Heurtaut, himself maître in 1753 (B. Pallot, The Art of the Chair in 18th Century France, Paris, 1989, p. 218).
    A closely-related suite of seat furniture stamped by BOVO and featuring identical carving to the cresting, seat and cabriole legs, was sold at Drouot-Richelieu, Piasa SVV.M.Dillée, 28 June 2006 (EUR 295,720). Further related fauteuils by or attributed to BOVO include a suite from the collection of Mrs. Barbara Piasecka Johnson, sold at Christie's, London, 1 December 2005, lot 198, and a cabriole chair in the Wrightsman Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv.1977.213), ill. Ibid., p. 218.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 133-144)