26 November 1996,
Price realised GBP 5,750
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD BENCHES
Of Louis XVI style, the rectangular padded seat covered in floral yellow damask above a ribbon-tied seat-rail, on eight turned tapering fluted legs headed by a panelled flowerhead and with a beaded rim, terminating in up-turned stiff-leaf and on toupie feet, one insribed R'622', one bearing label 'JOHN DOOLY AND SONS, LTD/.....DUBLIN'
84¾ in. (215 cm.) wide (2)
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