18 October 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD BERGERES
Last quarter 18th century, attributed to Jean-Baptiste Lelarge, indistinctly stamped to back seat-rail, regilt
Each with arched upholsted back, arms and bow-fronted loose seat-cushion upholstered in crimson cut velvet, within a leaf-tip and rope twist-carved frame, the arms on rope twist suports and acanthus base, on turned and tapering stop-fluted legs (2)
Matthew Schutz, Ltd., New York.
Saul Steinberg, sold Sotheby's New York, 26 May 2000, lot 145 ($52,500).
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