16 April 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. CLIFFORD AMBROSE TRUESDELL
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A PAIR OF SPANISH WALNUT AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE CHAIRS
Each with pierced interlaced splat and caned seat above a pierced serpentine apron on cabriole legs joined by stretchers and ending in claw-and-ball feet, regilt, caned seats later, the seatframes with painted numbers 452 and 453 (2)
Geneva Porter, Buffalo, New York
Bought from Dana Tillou, Buffalo, New York, in 1972.
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Trade advertisement, Tillou, The Magazine Antiques, spring 1972 as Portuguese.
An almost identical pair of side chairs in the Palace of Monterrey, Salamanca, is illustrated in L. Feduchi, El Meuble España, Barcelona, 1969, p. 173.
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