21 - 22 October 2010
A LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD FAUTEUIL
INDISTINCTLY STAMPED '...D...', CIRCA 1775-80
The square back with arched crestrail carved with alternating piastre and flower-heads supporting an oval portrait medallion with a relief of an Emperor surrounded by laurel branches, within a leaf-tip-carved frame, the padded back, arms and seat with loose cushion covered in grey-blue silk damask, on turned tapering fluted legs ending in toupie feet, inscribed in pencil twice '551' to underside, the gilding refreshed
Dr. Hans Wendland, Lugano; sold Berlin, 1931 (published in the catalogue, p. 53, lot 209).
With Bernheimer, Munich.
Giuseppi Rossi; sold Sotheby's, London, 10 March 1999, lot 1268.
With The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York.
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G. Wannenes, Mobili di francia, Milan, 1984, p. 120, erroneously published as a pair.
G. Wannenes, Le Mobilier Français, Milan, p. 1998, p. 310.
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