10 September 2009
A FRENCH GILTWOOD AND AUBUSSON TAPESTRY CANAPE EN CORBEILLE
OF LOUIS XVI STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
The rope-twist channelled back, padded arms, seat and squab cushion covered with floral tapestry depicting pastoral and hunting scenes within oval-shaped cartouche, the piastre-carved arms and stiff leaf rails above turned tapering and stop-fluted legs, with a blue-bordered rectangular paper label inscribed '7852 p. canapé'
38½ in. (98 cm.) high; 72 in. (183 cm.) wide; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) deep
Rue de la Faisanderie, Paris, until the late 1940's.
Thence by descent.
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