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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS

    IN THE MANNER OF GEORGES JACOB, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS
    IN THE MANNER OF GEORGES JACOB, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Each with shaped rectangular back, padded arms and bow-fronted seat covered in green and ivory patterned cut-silk velvet, the leaf tip-carved frame with foliate-wrapped and fluted baluster arm supports above hatched block terminals and similarly leaf tip decorated rails, on turned tapering and stop-fluted legs terminating in toupie feet
    34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm.) wide; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep (2)


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    This pair of fautueils may have formed part of the same suite of seat-furniture as a set of three fauteuils sold anonymously, Sotheby's New York, 20 May 2005, lot 94 ($7,800). The seat-rail chamfered on the inside edge for lightness, yet retaining strength for upholstery is a refinement associated with the menuisier Georges Jacob (1739-1814, maître in 1765), and Jean-Baptiste Claude Sené (1747-1803, maître in 1769).

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    Provenance

    Possibly Mrs. Alan L. Corey; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 6 December 1974, lot 676.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 40-81)