26 January 2011
PAIR OF EARLY LOUIS XV GREY-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CANAPES
Each with padded back, arms and seat upholstered in duchesse satin applied with 18th century polychrome silk and silver-thread embroidery depicting flowers, dragons, birds and insects, the channelled waved frames carved with flowerheads, on cabriole legs, traces of earlier yellow, green and black decoration, the embroidery re-applied
30¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 59½ in. (151 cm.) wide (2)
Sir Philip Sassoon, Bt., 25 Park Lane, W.1., recorded in the Boudoir in 1939.
By descent to his sister Sybil, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Houghton Hall, Norfolk.
Thence by descent to the Marquess of Cholmondeley, sold Works of Art from Houghton, Christie's London, 8 December 1994, lot 66.
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G. Worsley, 'Houghton', Country Life, 4 March 1993, p. 53, fig. 9 (illustrated in situ in the White Drawing Room)
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