London, South Kensington
21 January 1998
A set of four Louis XV white-painted and parcel-gilt fauteuils
each with channelled frame carved with cresting and floral sprays, the cartouche padded back, outswept padded arms and serpentine padded seat upholstered in green, cream and salmon floral fabric, the serpentine seat-rails centred with a floral spray, on similarly-carved cabriole legs raised on scroll feet, two chairs stamped I. Lebas, minor differences in carving, re-decorated, the upholstery distressed (4)
The Right Honourable Viscountess Torrington, Yotes Court, Mereworth, Kent.
Sold Messrs. Foster, Yotes Court, The Contents of the Mansion, October 1923, lot 598, #110.0s.
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