31 Dec '15, 11pm

A giltwood fauteuil en bergère made for Marie Antoinette:

‘My highlight of 2015’ — Marie Antoinette’s chair Specialist Amelia Walker discusses an outstanding piece — and a tense auction — in our series on the most exceptional objects to have passed through Christie’s in 2015 INDEX My highlight of 2015 — the list in full Read more Of all the wonderful works of art that the Private Collections department has had the privilege to handle this year, the object which holds most significance for me is the beautiful and very rare Louis XVI giltwood fauteuil en bergère — made for Queen Marie Antoinette — which was sold in July along with a small group of artworks from a private collection, all of incredible quality and with important provenance. The magnificent armchair is the only known surviving fauteuil en bergère from the most expensive suite of seat furniture ever ordered by Marie Antoinette. Costing 20,000 livres , the set was made ...

Full article: http://www.christies.com/features/Marie-Antoinette-chair-...

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