27 September 2000
A LOUIS XV FRUITWOOD AND ORMOLU MOUNTED SEMANIER
Circa 1760, stamped Bonin twice
The asscociated pink and grey variegated marble top with eight drawers with gadrooned handles and backs between rounded uprights and fielded pannelled sides raised on a squat cabriole legs, previously with a wooden top, the ormolu handles and escutcheons later
67¼in. (171cm.) high, 30½in. (78cm.) wide, 18in. (46cm.) deep
Acquired by the present owner from Sophie Mavro, New York, 1964
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A Louis XVI fauteuil stamped by Bonin, previously unrecorded, is noted as having been sold at Lyons-La-Forêt on 5 November 1978, Pierre Kjellberg, Le Moblier Francais du XVIII Siècle, Les Èditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1989, p.81.
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