6 November 2008,
Price realised GBP 625
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A NORTH ITALIAN GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT STOOL, NOW WITH A MARBLE TOP
LATE 18TH CENTURY
With a later marble top on rosette-headed turned and fluted legs
18 in. (46 cm.) high; 14½ in. (37 cm.) diam, together with a Louis XVI grey-painted and floral upholstered stool, with guilloche carved rails and turned fluted legs, probably late 18th century 18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 14 in. (36 cm.) square (2)
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Acquired from Evgret von Bary, Munich.
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