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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV GREY-PAINTED FAUTEUILS

    BY LOUIS-CHARLES CARPENTIER, CIRCA 1770, SUPPLIED BY VICTOR GRANDPIERRE CIRCA 1955

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV GREY-PAINTED FAUTEUILS
    BY LOUIS-CHARLES CARPENTIER, CIRCA 1770, SUPPLIED BY VICTOR GRANDPIERRE CIRCA 1955
    Each with channelled cartouche-shaped back, padded arms and seat covered in floral cream material, the rope-twist carved frame above stop-fluted foliate-carved tapering legs terminating in toupie feet, each stamped 'L.C. Carpentier' [with a backwards 'L' and 'N']
    Each: 35¾ in. (91 cm.) high; 22½ in. (57 cm.) wide; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep (2)


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    Louis-Charles Carpentier, maître in 1752.

    Established in the Rue de Cléry, Carpentier enjoyed considerable success from the beginning of his career until 1779, when he sold his atelier with its outils, établis, ustensiles et bois to Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené. His clientele included various illustrious names such as Baron Rolin d'Ivry, the Marquise de Brunoy, the Duchesse de Villeroy and the Duc d'Aumont. In addition, he supplied the Prince de Condé with furniture for the Château de Chantilly, the Château de Vanves, and the Palais Bourbon (B. Pallot, Furniture Collections in the Louvre, Dijon, 1993, vol. II, p. 189). A related pair of fauteuils by Carpentier was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 28 November 2001, lot 272, and a further related set of four fauteuils, was sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 19 October 2007, lot 272.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 1-92)