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    Sale 7445

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 45

    AN EMPIRE MAHOGANY AND BRONZED LIT DE REPOS

    BY JEAN JOSEPH OR CLAUDE CHAPUIS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    AN EMPIRE MAHOGANY AND BRONZED LIT DE REPOS
    BY JEAN JOSEPH OR CLAUDE CHAPUIS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The outscrolled ends carved with trailing foliage and ram's head terminals above plain rails and sphinx-carved supports with rectangular plinths, stamped 'CHAPUIS'
    36½ in. (100 cm.) high; 90 in. (229 cm.) wide; 40 in. (102 cm.) deep


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    This lit de repos, stamped 'CHAPUIS' was either executed by the Parisian ébéniste Claude Chapuis (active from 1797 until at least 1818) or by his Brussels counterpart Jean-Joseph Chapuis (1765-1864). Both employed a stamp without their initials, which complicates attribution.

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