19 October 2006
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A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GREY-PAINTED FAUTEUILS
CIRCA 1775, EACH STAMPED 'I.B. BOULARD'
Each square back, downswept arms and seatrail carved with ropetwist and entrelacs, the padded back, arms and seat covered in 18th century Aubusson tapestry depicting a flower-filled vase within an oval reserve, against a floral ground, on turned tapering fluted legs headed by paterae and ending in toupie feet, each stamped to underside of front seat rail, each with Chenue transit label (2)
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Jean-Baptiste Boulard, maître in 1755.
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