21 June 2012
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, caned seats later, the seatframes with painted number 452 and 453 (2)
Geneva Porter, Buffalo, New York.
Acquired from Dana Tillou, Buffalo, New York, 1972.
The Truesdell Collection; Christie's, New York, 16 April 2009, lot 32.
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Trade advertisement, Tillou, The Magazine Antiques, spring 1972 as Portuguese.
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