13 June 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI CREAM-PAINTED FAUTEUILS
By Jean-Baptiste Boulard
Each with a guilloche-carved frame, the arched beaded back, arm-rests, squab cushion and bowfront seat covered in purple and red-striped material, with arm-supports carved with acanthus, on turned tapering fluted legs, headed by rectangular patera panels, one stamped twice 'J B BOULARD', the other stamped once and indistinctly stamped, later blocks
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Jean-Baptiste Boulard, maître in 1755.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘