• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 497

    A LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD BERGERE

    BY CLAUDE CHEVIGNY, CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD BERGERE
    BY CLAUDE CHEVIGNY, CIRCA 1775
    Upholstered in midnight blue velvet, with padded arms and beaded and ropetwist carved frame, on fluted legs, stamped 'Chevigny'
    38¾ in. (98.5 cm.) high


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    Claude Chevigny, maître in 1768.

    With its balanced proportions and boldly-carved neoclassical ornament, this bergère is a superb example of Claude Chevigny's most accomplished work of the 1770s. During the first years of his career Chevigny took part in the celebrated commission of early-neoclassical furniture to the duchesse d'Enville's château de la Roche-Guyon (1768-1770), supplying rare fauteuils with columnar legs (Sotheby's, Monaco, 5 December 1987, lot 189). Subsequently, the menuisier supplied a magnificent suite of seat-furniture with Beauvais tapestry covers to hôtel de Choiseul Praslin, which descended with the Princes of Beauvau-Craon at the château de Haroué, until sold Sotheby's Monaco, 12 December 1988, lot 41. The current bergère is - both in proportions and quality of carving - closely related to the Haroué seat-furniture.

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