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A Carved and Giltwood and Velvet Damask Upholstered Canapé in Louis XV / XVI Transitional Style, by Alavoine of Paris, Circa 1900,

Auction Lot FS52/1727

A carved and giltwood and velvet damask upholstered canapé in Louis XV / XVI Transitional style, by Alavoine of Paris, circa 1900, the bowed back and sides with laurel wreath cresting and scrolling acanthus and bead toprail, to scrolled acanthus terminals, with conforming supports, beaded rails and tapering stop-fluted legs; a metal plaque to the underside inscribed ALAVOINE, 9 RUE CAUMARTIN, PARIS; 84cm high, 136cm wide, and a pair of similar but associated bergère armchairs; 98cm high, 70cm wide.
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A Carved and Giltwood and Velvet Damask Upholstered Canapé in Louis XV / XVI Transitional Style, by Alavoine of Paris, Circa 1900, (FS52/1727) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 18th January 2022 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A carved and giltwood and velvet damask upholstered canapé in Louis XV / XVI Transitional style, by Alavoine of Paris, circa 1900, the bowed back and sides with laurel wreath cresting and scrolling acanthus and bead toprail, to scrolled acanthus terminals, with conforming supports, beaded rails and tapering stop-fluted legs; a metal plaque to the underside inscribed ALAVOINE, 9 RUE CAUMARTIN, PARIS; 84cm high, 136cm wide, and a pair of similar but associated bergère armchairs; 98cm high, 70cm wide.

Notes

Literature Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Empty Mansions, Ballantine Books, New York, 2013, see p.119 for an illustration of the staircase at 962 Fifth Avenue.

Provenance

The Property Of The Late Wing Commander Terence Helfer DFC, Of Torquay And Previously Of Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire. Reputedly At Some Point Prior To This, At 962, Fifth Avenue, New York, The Home Of The Copper Magnate W A.Clark And Afterwards That Of His Reclusive Daughter Huguette.

Price Realised

£5,000

Department

Furniture

Fine Art Category

Continental Furniture

Sale Information

FS52: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 18th January 2022
Wednesday, 19th January 2022
Thursday, 20th January 2022

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 10:00am on Thursday, 20th January 2022 as part of the Day Three section of the sale.

Contact

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Important Notes

Weights and measurements are approximate guidelines only, unless otherwise stated to the contrary.

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