Pair of sofas
late 18th Century
A pair of Louis XVI white painted sofas with a slightly incurved padded rectangular back and a bow front seat upholstered in pale pink satin. The frame is carved with scrolling volutes and pinecone-like finials. The sofa sits on seven turned tapering fluted legs with toupie feet. The sofa has a decorative braid on front of seat cushion and has two throw pillows upholstered in a fabric with roses and blue bows on a white ground.
satin, wood, paint
Overall: 37 1/4 x 23 x 64 1/2 in. (94.6 x 58.4 x 163.8 cm)
Purchased by Doris Duke at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 22-23, 1959, Sale 1906, lots 727, 728
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