Lot 82

Pair of Louis XVI Carved Giltwood Fauteuils

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

French, late 18th century, beaded crest rail with foliate finials, stop fluted stiles, scrolled arms with ribbon molded uprights, beaded and ribbon molded seat rail, floral blocked tapered and fluted legs, toupee feet, custom silk upholstery, 38-1/2 x 24-1/2 x 22 in.

Provenance: Property from the Collection of Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

Condition

both chairs structurally sound, gilt surface is a mix of original and later gilt with losses throughout and small areas of painted infill, chair backs with old upholstery tack holes in frame exterior, underside of seat rail with many upholstery tack holes and losses from upholstery removal, some seat rail repairs evident from underside, one chair with old webbing that is actively dry rotting over old springs, other chair with recent plank board at seat under upholstery, scattered surface losses and other general wear expected with age and use, upholstery in good overall condition with small discolorations

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Property from the Collection of Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter