15 April 2011
A PAIR OF LOUIS-PHILIPPE MAHOGANY FAUTEUILS
BY JEANSELME, CIRCA 1840
Each with arched back and bowed seat covered in blue striped cut velvet, the scrolled arms with foliate terminals, on lappet-carved cabriole legs, each stamped JEANSELME to the front seat-rail, one chair with the rear seat-rail stencilled JEANSELME (2)
Acquired from Hirschl & Adler, New York.
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