24 April 2008,
Price realised GBP 6,000
GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000
A LOUIS XV GILTWOOD CANAPE EN CORBEILLE
The waved back with arched central cresting with foliate clasp, the padded back, incurved sides and squab cushion covered in polychrome floral silk, above a waved seat rail, on flower-headed cabriole legs terminating in toupie feet
43¾ in. (111 cm.) high; 75 in. (190.5 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
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With Aveline, Paris.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 20 April 2007, lot 320.
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