11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD PETIT CANAPES
By Pierre Bonnemain, late 18th Century, the silk upholstery carried out under the direction of Pierre Delbée of Maison Jansen, Paris, circa 1965
Each with rectangular padded back, arms, seat and squab-cushion covered in pale blue silk with silk-tassel and embroidered fringes, the frames carved with guilloche, the scrolled arms with upspringing acanthus, on rosette-headed turned tapering fluted legs with toupie feet, the seat-rail swagged with further gathered blue silk, one with chalk inscription to seat-rail 5725/9, each stamped 'P. BONNEMAIN'
39¾in. (101cm.) wide (2)
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Pierre Bonnemain, maître in 1751.
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
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