21 - 22 October 2010
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV GILTWOOD MARQUISES
The rectangular backs and loose cushion covered in blue silk, with blue printed label with ink inscription and inventory no. PA 1056 (2)
The Patino Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 1 November 1986, lot 81.
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The late Antenor Patiño; Sotheby's, New York, 1 November 1986, lot 81.
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