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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1302

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV CREAM-PAINTED CHAISES AND A TABOURET

    CIRCA 1750, THE TABOURET BY NICHOLAS-QUINIBERT FOLIOT

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    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV CREAM-PAINTED CHAISES AND A TABOURET
    CIRCA 1750, THE TABOURET BY NICHOLAS-QUINIBERT FOLIOT
    Each chaise with channeled frame, the padded back and seat upholstered in green floral silk, on shell-carved cabriole legs, with inventory brand for Château de Chanteloup, the similar tabouret upholstered en suite stamped N.P.FOLIOT to one rail


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    The brand on these chairs indicates that they were part of the collection of Louis-Jean-Marie de Bourbon, duc de Penthièvre (1725-1793) at the château de Chanteloup. The son of the Comte de Toulouse, (the illegitimate son of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan) his son married the princesse de Lamballe while his daughter married the duc d'Orléans. In 1737 on the death of his father he succeeded to the post of Admiral de France which accounts for the presence of an anchor in his inventory brands. The duc de Penthièvre acquired the château de Chanteloup late in his life in 1785 from the estate of the duc de Choiseul having been prevailed upon to sell his birthplace the château de Rambouillet to Louis XVI in 1783 (see G. De Bellaigue, The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Furniture and Gilt Bronzes, 1974, p. 600).

    Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot, maître in 1729.

    Provenance

    The chaises supplied to the Duc de Penthievre (1725-93) for the Château de Chanteloup.
    Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.