A two-seater sofa,
by Francois Catroux (1936-2020), upholstered in yellow and purple geometric fabric with a tasselled fringe, on tapering square supports,
Provenance: 47 Phillimore Gardens, Holland Park, London, W8.
Francois Catroux (1936-2020), was an Algerian-born French interior designer. Described as 'the decorator of choice for aristocrats', his illustrious clientele included members of the Rothschild, Van Zuylen and Goulandris families.
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Sold for £1,800
The frame is solid and the upholstery clean, although a little faded. General wear commensurate with age and use.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Tue, 14th Dec 2021
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We will be offering viewing by appointment only, to be held at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8GE.. One hour time slots will be available from:
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