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Suite of Four Louis XV Polychrome Fauteuils

first half 18th century, each with a caned back surmounted by a floral crest, joined to the cushioned caned seat by molded downswept arms, raised above a shaped foliate-carved frieze on cabriole legs ending in peg toes.
h. 38"

Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, "Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor", September 24-25, 2012, lot 155, page 131. Shown in situ pages 128 and 129, the dining room; Private collection, Mobile, Alabama.


In overall very good condition. All pieces exhibit considerable rubbing to the polychromed surfaces, some abrasion and wear to the carvings and other normal indications of age and use. Some minor scattered insect damage that does not appear to affect the chairs' integrity. Arms and legs of all chairs are firmly affixed, with no notable movement at the juncture of legs/stiles and seat rails. The cane on one back is torn, as is the cane on one seat. Staining and wear to seat cushions.

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Suite of Four Louis XV Polychrome Fauteuils

Estimate $1,800 - $2,500Jul 28, 2018