A LOUIS XVI CREAM AND GREEN-PAINTED CANAPE EN CORBEILLE
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A LOUIS XVI CREAM AND GREEN-PAINTED CANAPE EN CORBEILLE

BY JEAN-ETIENNE SAINT-GEORGES, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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A LOUIS XVI CREAM AND GREEN-PAINTED CANAPE EN CORBEILLE
BY JEAN-ETIENNE SAINT-GEORGES, LATE 18TH CENTURY
Covered in green velvet with carved ribbon-tied detail to the centre of the top and seat rail, stamped 'J.E ST GEORGES', decoration refreshed
39 in. (99 cm.) high; 77 in. (196 cm.) wide; 30 in. (76 cm.) deep
Special notice
All sold and unsold lots marked with a filled square in the catalogue that are not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the day of the sale, and all sold and unsold lots not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the fifth Friday following the sale, will be removed to the warehouse of ‘Cadogan Tate’. Please note that there will be no charge to purchasers who collect their lots within two weeks of this sale.

Lot Essay

Jean Êtienne Saint-Georges (1723-1790) maître 10 April 1747, worked initially with his father Êtienne Saint-Georges, before sharing a workshop with his brother-in-law Claude I Sené. He is best known for his Transitional and Louis XVI seat furniture, with their strong lines and good portions as demonstrated in this canapé en corbeille and the six fauteuils en suite (lot 349). A set of six Transitional fauteuils are in the collection of Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg.

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