• The Collection of Ann and Gordon Getty
Lot 363

Set of Three Louis XV Cream Painted and Parcel-Gilt Chaises à la Reine, Stamped Sene Pere

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Sold for

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$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Sene Pere maitre in 1743.

36 X 23 X 20 in., seat height 17 in.

Note: Jean Sene, called 'Le Pre' and born circa 1695 was the first of a famous dynasty of chair-makers and was established in the rue de Ciry. He became master joiner around 1709 but used his stamp only from 1743 when new regulations made it compulsory.

A similar pair of Louis XV side chairs stamped SENE. LEPERE was sold at Ader Picard, Tajan, Paris, December 5, 1989, lot 165.


The upholstered pair in good overall condition with the painted and gilt surface refreshed. Both with new corner blocks. The muslin upholstered chair with nicks, minor splits and a repaired seat rail with wear to the surface. Good scale with sound frames.

Notwithstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.

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Sold Christie's London, The Collection of Grandchamp des Raux, June 23, 1999, Lot 34.

The Collection of Ann and Gordon Getty.