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Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, sold Sotheby's, New York, 20 May 1992, lot 92.
The present lot formed part of the collection of Jaime Ortiz-Patiño until sold at Sotheby's, New York, on 20 May 1992, lot 92, where acquired by the present owner.
Ortiz-Patiño descends from an important family of collectors, with his grandfather, the Bolivian 'Tin King' Simon I. Patiño, a great benefactor of Bolivian education and, undeniably, the inspiration behind his children's enduring passion for collecting.
Mr. Ortiz-Patiño's impressive collection ranged from Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts to French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, while encompassing French furniture, important silver and Old Master paintings. Part of the contents of his former Swiss residence were sold at Sotheby's, New York, on 20 May 1992, among which this elegant set of Directoire dining-chairs by Jacob Frères.