25 November 2003
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV BEECHWOOD FAUTEUILS
Circa 1750, stamped TILLIARD
Each arched molded serpentine crestrail above outscrolled arms, on serpentine molded seatrail and cabriole legs, covered in cream silk (2)
Baroness Stefania Van Karies zu Goetzen, sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 18 March 1967, lot 181 ($7,500).
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Jean-Baptiste Tilliard, maître in 1752.
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