A SET OF EIGHT GREEN PAINTED BEECH GARDEN CHAIRS
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A SET OF EIGHT GREEN PAINTED BEECH GARDEN CHAIRS

CIRCA 1963, DESIGNED BY EMILIO TERRY FOR THE THÉÂTRE DE VERDURE, CHÂTEAU DE GROUSSAY, REDECORATED

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A SET OF EIGHT GREEN PAINTED BEECH GARDEN CHAIRS
CIRCA 1963, DESIGNED BY EMILIO TERRY FOR THE THÉÂTRE DE VERDURE, CHÂTEAU DE GROUSSAY, REDECORATED
Each with a chevron slatted back and seat on columnar legs joined by stretchers and faceted feet, traces of original green paint
35 in. (89 cm.) high overall (8)
Provenance
Supplied to Charles de Beistegui in December 1963, for the Théâtre de Verdure, Château de Groussay, Groussay, France.
Château de Groussay; Sotheby's-Poulain Le Fur, France, 2-6 June 1999, lot 1687.
Tajan, Paris, 19 May 2003, lot 254.
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Lot Essay

Charles de Beistegui (d.1970), the legendary bon vivant, bought the 19th century château de Groussay in 1939. The heir to a Mexican silver fortune, Beistegui had a flair for the theatrical and in collaboration with the Cuban-born architect Emilio Terry (1890-1969), and his assistant Michel de Bros designed elaborately themed rooms and garden follies in grand neo-classical style.

The Théâtre de Verdue was a concept created by Beistegui and realised by Emilio Terry in 1963. The concept was chronicled in watercolour by the Russian artist Alexandre Serebriakoff (d.1994) who spent many years at Groussay either painting different rooms or realising Beistegui's neo-classical style in watercolours.

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