Set of four Louis XVI armchairs with a square slightly arched padded back and seat upholstered in yellow silk embroidered with elaborate flowers and vines. The frame is centered by a cartouche issuing garlands of flowers and a stylized Greek key pattern. The squared arms end in rosettes and the front seat rail is carved with ribbon tied laurel leaves, fluted legs and foliate feet.
wood, paint, silk, gilt
Overall: 34 1/2 x 20 x 25 in. (87.6 x 50.8 x 63.5 cm)
Purchased by Doris Duke at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Nov. 11-12, 1960, Sale 1996, lot 789
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