26 November 2002
A MATCHED SET OF TWELVE LOUIS XV BEECHWOOD DINING-CHAIRS
Comprising two armchairs and ten side chairs, each shaped rectangular back with central foliate clasp-carved crestrail above a caned back and seat with loose cushion covered in cream colored silk on a foliate carved seatrail and floral and cartouche-carved cabriole legs, terminating in scrolled feet, nine sidechairs of identical model, one sidechair of similar model with back one inch shorter than the rest of set, the armchairs a pair and associated
38 5/8in. (98cm.) high (12)
The Estate of Mrs. John Hay Whitney, sold Sotheby's New York, 23 April 1999 lot 320.
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Eleven side chairs of the present lot are from the New York apartment of Mrs. John Hay Whitney.
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