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A LOUIS XV FIVE-FOLD BLUE AND WHITE CHINOISERIE WALLPAPER SCREEN, THE WALLPAPER 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

A LOUIS XV FIVE-FOLD BLUE AND WHITE CHINOISERIE WALLPAPER SCREEN, THE WALLPAPER 18TH CENTURY

A LOUIS XV FIVE-FOLD BLUE AND WHITE CHINOISERIE WALLPAPER SCREEN, THE WALLPAPER 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

15,000

USD

A LOUIS XV FIVE-FOLD BLUE AND WHITE CHINOISERIE WALLPAPER SCREEN, THE WALLPAPER 18TH CENTURY


height 79 in.; width 21 in.; depth 6 in.

200.7 cm; 53.3 cm; 15.2 cm

In restored condition with repaired tears and areas of subsequent overpainting and retouching throughout, and stabilized areas of lifting, on both front and back. Some losses to paper, with canvas visible. Lower border decorated in trompe-l'oeil marble and cartouches is later, in good condition. Color is still very vibrant overall.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

L'Antiquaire & the Connoisseur, New York, 8 July 1967 

Greenwich Connecticut Decorators Showhouse, 1969

Kips Bay Show House, New York, 1987, Townhouse Living Room

This screen was acquired in the late 1960s and put to work ever since, both in Buatta's public exhibitions as well as in his private spaces. It appeared in Buatta's first ever published room, a decorator's show house in Greenwich illustrated in the September 1969 issue of House and Gardens, but was also kept in each of his apartments, and served a useful purpose when receiving clients. Mario liked to recall that sometimes he would invite prospective clients home to see his portfolio, and then hide behind the screen to eavesdrop whilst they discussed their reactions to his highly personal style.