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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 313

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-WALNUT BERGERES

    CIRCA 1770

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    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-WALNUT BERGERES
    CIRCA 1770
    The ribbon-twist molded frame with arched padded back, the seat rail centered by a bow issuing laurel leaves, upholstered in gilt and cut red velvet, on tapering stop-fluted legs, with label ' Collection Andre Meyer, New York, 1970, C1A'


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    André Meyer (1898-1979) was a self-made financier, whose astounding success led to his sobriquet as "the Picasso of Banking." He was a partner of Lazard Frères and became head of their American operations after the Second World War, where he was responsible for making Lazard the top mergers and acquisitions firm in post war America. Meyer was an avid collector, and his interests encompassed Impressionist paintings by Picasso, Cezanne and Monet as well as important French furniture and musical scores. He donated a Cezanne to the Museum of Modern Art and left his collection of nineteenth century paintings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    Provenance

    Succession du Colonel Baron du Teil, Galerie Charpentier, 20 Novembre 1933, lot 161, pl. XXVI.
    The Collection of the Late Andre Meyer, Christie's, New York, 26 Octobre 2001, lot 84.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR