18 October 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR
(Lots 571 - 583)
A LOUIS XVI TWO-TONE GILT CANAPE
Circa 1770, stamped C. CHEVIGNY, redecorated
The ribbon-tied and guilloche-carved crest-rail above guilloche and acanthus-carved scrolled arms, the seat-rail with a central ribbon-tied laurel branch on tapering stop-fluted legs, the canapé covered in a cream and green striped silk with an additional pillow
51in. (129.5cm.) wide
Galerie Yves Mikaeloff, sold Christie's New York, 21 May 1996, lot 386.
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Claude Chevigny, maître in 1768.
The design of the frame is very closely related to a pair of chairs by Georges Jacob illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le MobilierFrançais du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1989, pp. 412 - 413.
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