17 - 18 November 1999
A LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD BED
Stamped G.IACOB, Circa 1780
The headboard and footboard with molded en chapeau crestrail centered with a carving surmounted by a ribbon tied garland and flanked by laurel, ivy, and myrtle branches, the former with two birds sitting on an egg-filled nest, the latter with crossed quiver and flaming torch, each crest and baserail with leaf-tip decoration flanked by square fluted ends stopped with chandelles, the tops and bases set with patterae, surmounted by a draped-leaf finial, on tapering stop-fluted feet and joined by leaf-tip carved side-rails, the padded headboard, footboard and side-rails covered with striped cream silk; together with two mattresses and two bolsters, one mattress without silk upholstery
53in. (135cm.) high, 43in. (111cm.) wide, 75in. (192.5cm.) deep
Anonymous sale, Christie's Monaco, 22 June 1991, lot 160 (FF111,000).
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