12 - 13 December 2007
A HARLEQUIN SET OF NINETEEN DIRECTOIRE WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS
SIXTEEN CIRCA 1800, THREE OF LATER DATE
Each with horizontal toprail splat, seventeen upholstered in close-nailed leather and on sabre legs, two upholstered in red velvet, differences in construction and in measurements
The larger ones: 34¾ in. (88 cm.) high; 17½ (44.5 cm.) wide; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) deep (19)
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