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A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS EN CABRIOLET BY DELANOIS, CIRCA 1765
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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1251
A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS EN CABRIOLET BY DELANOIS, CIRCA 1765
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

L’Art de Vivre: Property from the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field

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A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS EN CABRIOLET BY DELANOIS, CIRCA 1765
stamped L.DELANOIS
Louis Delanois (1731-1792), maître in 1761
height 33 1/2 in.; width 24 in.
85 cm; 61 cm
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Provenance

The Earls of Powis, Powis Castle, Wales
Sotheby's London, May 11, 1962, lot 259
Sotheby's New York, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Landa, Palm Beach, May 7, 1977, lot 90
Sotheby's New York, May 4, 1984, lot 52

Literature

Svend Eriksen, Louis Delanois, menuisier en sièges (Paris 1968), illustrated plate XI.

Catalogue Note

Louis Delanois is often viewed as one of the pioneers of the Louis XVI style in chair design, chiefly because of the sets of seat furniture with medallion backs and straight legs he supplied to the king's mistress Madame Du Barry at Versailles and the Pavillon de Louveciennes in the late 1760s.  This pair dates from early in the maker's career and represents the final stage of the classic Louis XV silhouette before being superseded by neoclassical forms.
Dating in parts to the 13th century, Powis Castle on the Welsh Borders has been the seat of the Herbert family, Earls of Powis, since the late 16th century.  It is now administered by the National Trust.

L’Art de Vivre: Property from the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field

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New York