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A suite of four Louis XV carved giltwood armchairs, circa 1750
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
63
A suite of four Louis XV carved giltwood armchairs, circa 1750
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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A suite of four Louis XV carved giltwood armchairs, circa 1750
carved with ribonned rushes, shells and acanthus leaves, upholstered with almond green damask; (regilt)
Quantity: 4
Haut. 97 cm, larg. 72 cm ; Height 38 1/4 in; width 28 1/3 in
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Provenance

Former collection of comte and comtesse Georges de Castellane, then of comtesse Diane de Castellane at the hôtel de Castries, Paris,
sold Sotheby's, Monaco, 9 December 1995, lot 64

Catalogue Note

In 1923, the comte Georges de Castellane, the younger son of the famous "Boni", married the beautiful Florinda Fernández y Anchorena, rich heiress of one of the most illustrious families in Argentina. The couple settled in 1936 at 72 rue de Varenne, Paris, in the magnificent hôtel de Castries. Having incomparable taste and refinement, the comte and the comtesse de Castellane redecorated the townhouse ground floor which opened onto a splendid garden and rendered it one of the most sought-after residences among Parisian high society. The showcase for this unique collection was the salon bleu with its white and gilt wood paneling, comprising the set of armchairs we are presenting, a Naderman harp, Georges Jacob furniture, Jacques Caffieri wall lights and pastels by Jean-Baptiste Perronneau. The furniture and artworks collected by the comte and the comtesse Georges de Castellane at the hôtel de Castries were passed onto their daughter Diane and were the subject of a momentous auction in 1995 organized by Sotheby's in Monaco.

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