A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs  late 18th century
Lot 1228W
A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs
late 18th century
US$ 50,000 - 80,000
£31,000 - 50,000

Lot Details
A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs  late 18th century A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs  late 18th century A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs  late 18th century A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs  late 18th century A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs  late 18th century A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs  late 18th century A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs  late 18th century
Property from a Private San Francisco Collection
A superb set of eight Directoire mahogany chairs
late 18th century
Each with an horizontal curved crest on tapering stiles above a trapezoidal seat, the rail carved with flowerhead bosses raised on satyr form legs ending in cloven hooves.
height 35in (90cm); width 17in (43cm); depth 15in (38cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Christie's Monaco, The Karl Lagerfeld Collection, April 29, 2000, lot 118

    THE KARL LAGERFELD COLLECTION
    Karl Lagerfeld, former director of Chanel, is one the most important fashion influences in the 20th and 21st centuries. German born, he was drawn to the 18th century as a child. He began collecting 18th furniture at the age of 15. The 18th century designer, Jacques Francois Blondel was one of his major influences.

    Lagerfeld's superb collection of 18th century furniture and decorative arts was offered in Monaco, in a single owner sale, in April, 2000. It was an overwhelming success, hammering more than $21.7 million--the second highest result for a private collection of its type.. The quality and connoisseurship of the collection contributed foremost to its success. It was preceded by a 9 day viewing in Paris with over 12,000 people attending.
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