6 November 2008
A LOUIS XV BEECHWOOD AND BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY CHAISE A LA REINE
Carved throughout with foliage and rockwork, the shaped back and serpentine seat upholstered in brass-studded tapestry depicting perching birds in foliate and shell-framed cartouches, on flowerhead carved cabriole legs with foliate feet.
36 in. (92 cm.) high; 23 in. (59 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63 cm.) deep
Acquired from Evgret von Bary, Munich.
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