• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 360

    A LOUIS XV WALNUT BERGERE

    BY PIERRE NOGARET, LYON, MID 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV WALNUT BERGERE
    BY PIERRE NOGARET, LYON, MID 18TH CENTURY
    The padded channelled back, arms and squab cushion covered in floral damask silk, on cabriole legs, stamped on the back NOGARET A LYON


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    Pierre Nogaret maître in 1745 in Lyon.

    This bergere demonstrates the elegant and individual style of the Lyon menuisier Pierre Nogaret. Characteristics of his oeuvre include the predominant use of polished walnut and the sinuous contours of the seat-rails and back. Other technical details are exclusive to him, such as reducing the dimensions of the seat-rail crossbars and the placing of a supporting brace between the seat-rails. It is unusual that he stamped his chairs on a visible site, generally on the back-rail, which can also be seen on the present chair (B. Pallot, The Art of the Chair in 18th Century France, Paris, 1989, p. 314).

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