Pair of Louis-XV-Style Giltwood Twin Beds and Associated Valence
Sold for $3,000
19th century, the rocaille- and floral-carved giltwood frames with a leaf-carved urn and floral orb finial topping each post, the molded and floral-carved serpentine valence issuing swagged and tasseled polished floral chintz drapery lined with robin's-egg blue chintz and held at both sides by giltwood tie-backs, the fabric continuing behind the undulating padded headboards, footboards and side rails.
bed h. 50", inside w. 47", l. 80", outside w. 50", l. 86"; valence w. 75", l. 128" (including cornice)
Provenance: Kraemer & Cie, Paris, France; The Estate of Camille & Raymond Hankamer, Houston, Texas.
**In "as found" condition. The bed frames have overall wear to the gilding. Minor dings and imperfections from age and use. The fabric shows considerable wear and tears around the top edges of the rails and footboards. Fading and old stains as well.
The inside dimensions of each bed are 47-1/2" wide and 81" long.
Together it measures 99" wide.