• Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen auction at Christies

    Sale 7822

    Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 373

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT WALNUT CANAPES

    BY CLAUDE I SENE, CIRCA 1780, THE TAPESTRY PROBABLY BEAUVAIS

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT WALNUT CANAPES
    BY CLAUDE I SENE, CIRCA 1780, THE TAPESTRY PROBABLY BEAUVAIS
    Each with a rectangular back, padded arms and seat covered in close-nailed tapestry depicting musical attributes, laurel-wreathed hats and floral garlands, the entrelac-carved back with foliate finials, above foliate-wrapped arms with curved supports, and a conformingly-carved seatrail, on turned tapering fluted legs headed by rosette paterae and terminating in toupie feet, stamped G.SENE,
    33 in. (84 cm.) high; 54¼ in. (138 cm.) wide; 26¾ in. (68 cm.) deep (2)


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    Provenance

    Jean Lemaître de la Martinière (d.1783), Château du Marais
    His niece, Adélaîde la Live de la Briche (1755-1844)
    Her daughter, Comtesse Caroline Molé
    Her daughter, Marquise Clotilde de la Ferté-Meun
    Her niece, the Duchesse de Noailles
    Hôtel de Maisons, 51 rue de l'Université, Paris.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 26 October 1994, lot 101.