10 November 2005
A SPANISH MAHOGANY AND GILTWOOD LIT EN BATEAU
SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The headboard and footboard centred by a bearded mask framed by a cartouche, with eagle finials to the angles, above a frieze with chandelles-filled flutes and acanthus sprays on a panelled plinth with ormolu-cast border, on winged and draped sphinxes adorned with necklaces and standing on ebonised rectangular bases, some parcel-gilt elements, including the plumed tails of the eagles, repositioned, possibly originally with canopy
79½ in. (202 cm.) high overall; 81 in. (206 cm.) wide; 99 in. (252 cm.) long overall; mattress size: 80½ in. (205 cm.) long; 58½ in. (149 cm.) wide
By repute, María Cristina, Queen of Spain (1806-1878), thence by descent.
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