27 May 1999
A LOUIS XV/XVI GREY AND GREEN-PAINTED DOOR FRAME AND DOOR
The panelled door with central lion-mask and scrolls, the panelled doorframe centered by a fluted urn issuing floral garlands within leaf-tip and beaded surround
129in. (328cm.) high overall, 48in. (122cm.) wide overall, 4in. (10cm.) deep
Acquired with a boiserie room in 1953 from Ramsay in Paris.
The room purchased by Douglas Dillon, New York. This door was surplused to his requirements.
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