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    Sale 2090

    European Furniture, Sculpture, Works Of Art, Tapestries And Carpets

    22 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT SEAT FURNITURE

    ONE ARMCHAIR STAMPED 'P. REMY', CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT SEAT FURNITURE
    ONE ARMCHAIR STAMPED 'P. REMY', CIRCA 1780
    Comprising two fauteuils and four chaises, each with oval incurved padded back headed by laurel sprays, the fauteuils with downswept arms, covered in close-nailed ivory and gold silk, over a laurel-carved seat frame, on tapering fluted legs ending in toupie feet, redecorated, with pencil inscriptions to undersides 'VLM' and 'RB/WTA', with paper label to one 'Swaythling Heirlooms' and number '463', one with inscription 'Stanton' in black ink to the webbing (6)


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    Pierre Remy, maître in 1750.

    THE SWAYTHLING HEIRLOOMS
    Samuel Montagu, first Baron Swaythling (1832 - 1911), was a distinguished foreign exchange banker and prominent philanthropist. The book collection, along with a distinguished collection of silver, furniture and pictures, all formed part of the Swaythling Heirlooms. These were sold in a series of sales at Christie's from May 6 - 8, 1924. Townhill Park and its interiors were chronicled extensively by R. R. Phillips in Country Life, 14 April, 1923, vol. 53, pp. 502 - 509 and April 21, vol. 53, pp. 536 - 537

    Provenance

    The Lords Swaythling, Townhill Park, Southampton.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL AND SHARON PHILLIPS
    (LOT 103)