19 May 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A SET OF TEN FRENCH MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS
SIX LOUIS XVI, CIRCA 1785, FOUR OF LATER DATE
The square molded back with a lyre-form splat, green velvet-covered shaped seat on a conforming seat rail and paterae-headed circular tapering fluted legs ending in toupie feet, six chairs bearing the 19th century paper label Comtesse/de Perigny/28/ and one bearing an earlier pencil inscription Comte Maurice...Perigny (10)
Comte Maurice de Perigny.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 21 June 2000, lot 211.
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