A large pair of matched Charles X mahogany bergere armchairs in le gout anglais, one chair stamped Varreau
Lot 168
A large pair of matched Charles X mahogany bergère armchairs in le goût anglais, one chair by E.O.Barreau
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 24,000 - 32,000

Lot Details
A large pair of matched Charles X mahogany bergère armchairs
in le goût anglais, one chair by E.O.Barreau
The curved upholstered buttoned backs and overscrolled arms covered in Emilio Terry floral print cotton with reeded lotus carved frames and carved flowerhead terminals to the arms on lotus carved reeded legs terminating in brass cappings and castors, one chair stamped 'BARREAU', minor differences in size and carving, one bergère probably reduced in height and with associated castors, together with four matching curtains in the same fabric.(2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Chateau De Rochecotte, in the Loire, home of José Emilio Terry y Sánchez (1890-1969), known as Emilio Terry, the Cuban artist, interior designer and landscape artist. Thence by descent to his great-nephew Henri-Jean de Castellane.
    Purchased by the current owner from Sotheby's, the Collection of Prince and Princess Henry De la Tour d'Auvergne Lauraguais, London 2 May 2012, lot 138.

    Terry bought Rochecotte in 1934 from his brother-in-law Stanislas de Castellane and was influenced by the Château de Chenonceau which was owned by Terry's uncle. Terry worked for the Greek arms-manufacturer Stavros Niarchos as well as Rainier III of Monaco for whom he decorated an apartment intended for Princess Grace. In the 1950's Terry created interiors for the Château de Groussay, home of the multi-millionaire Carlos de Beistegui.

    Etienne-Ovide Barreau is listed as active 1803-1830.
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