16 December 1999
A LOUIS XV GRAINED AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE TABLE
The sarrancolin moulded rectangular marble top above a shaped frieze with foliate scrolls and a central shell flanked by flambeaux, on cabriole legs headed by shell-carved cartouches, on pieds-de-biche, redecorated with traces of previous grey paint, the underside pasted with the 1928 Drouot catalogue entry (see ill.), repairs to the later marble top
32 in. (82 cm.) high; 57 in. (154.5 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
Anonymous Sale, Matre Albert Le Ricque, Htel Drouot, Paris, 10 May 1928, lot 76.
Anonymous sale, Etude Perrin, Royre, Lajeunesse, Htel Drouot, Paris, 1 April 1990, lot 71.
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