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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV BEECH FAUTEUILS A LA REINE

    BY MICHEL GOURDIN, CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV BEECH FAUTEUILS A LA REINE
    BY MICHEL GOURDIN, CIRCA 1765
    Each with a foliate-carved frame upholstered in close-studded green silk damask, on cabriole legs, stamped 'M. GOURDIN' and inscribed in blue chalk '424-2725'
    38¾ in. (98.5 cm.) high; 28 in. (71 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep (2)


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    Michel Gourdin, maître in 1752.

    Established in rue de Cléry for about 30 years, probably in his father's atelier, Michel Gourdin, called 'Le Jeune', manufactured Louis XV, Transitional and Louis XVI seat-furniture. His models are rarer than those of his father or brother Jean-Baptiste, and he carried out Royal commissions - some of which are now in the Mobilier National.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Galerie Heim, Paris, in 1958.