4 - 5 September 2002
A LOUIS XV BEECHWOOD FAUTEUIL,
mid-18th century, stamped S. Blanchard,
the cartouche-shaped back with foliate-carved cresting and serpentine seat covered in 18th century floral needlework, on foliate-headed cabriole legs
Purchased from Jansen, Inc., New York, 6 January 1958, ($750).
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