New York, Park Avenue
21 October 1997
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV GRAY-PAINTED CORNER CANAPES
Circa 1760, Each Stamped Twice N. HEURTAUT
The waved padded back, arms and bowed seat covered in gilt floral velvet, the top rail and seatrail carved with floral motifs, the outscrolled arms and seatrail conformingly carved with floral sprays, on cabriole legs headed by flowerheads
59in. (150cm.) wide, 45½in. (115.5cm.) deep (2)
Anonymous sale Ader, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 4 June 1948, lot 49. A family tradition maintained that this set had belonged to Madame du Barry.
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P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIème Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 404, fig. B. (one canapé illustrated)
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