25 November 2003
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU CHENETS
Each with a flute-playing putto on a C-scroll and acanthus base, one with the inventory C2133, regilt
15in. (38cm.) high, 16in. (40.5cm.) wide (2)
Acquired from Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York, 14 January 1971 ($6,500).
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