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A large caned beechwood armchair, early Louis XV
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
20
A large caned beechwood armchair, early Louis XV
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A large caned beechwood armchair, early Louis XV
carved with acanthus scrolls and shell cartouche, partly covered with purple silk velvet; (previously lacquered)
Haut. 100 cm, larg. 75 cm, prof. 82 cm ; height 39 1/3  in; width 29 1/2  in; depth 32 1/4  in
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Provenance

René Fribourg Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 17-18 October 1963, lot 688
Lillian Rojtman Berkman collection, sold Sotheby's New York, 28 January 2005, lot 840 where acquired by the present owner

Catalogue Note

This armchair model is found in La Lecture de Molière, the famous painting by Jean-François de Troy painted around 1730 which depicts a group of young women seated comfortably. It is simultaneously an advocacy for the art of living during the early reign of Louis XV and a testament on the art of chair carpentry from that era.

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