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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS À LA REINE

    BY ETIENNE MEUNIER, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS À LA REINE
    BY ETIENNE MEUNIER, CIRCA 1750
    Each with cartouche-shaped channelled back carved with scrolling foliage and flowerheads, with scrolling padded arms, padded back and loose cushion, with foliate-carved serpentine seat on cabriole legs and scrolling foliate feet, one stamped 'E. MEVNIER', regilt
    39½ in. (100.5 cm.) high; 28½ in. (72.5 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    The first and most notable of the family of menuisiers, Etienne Meunier had his atelier on the rue de Cléry. He was active during the reign of Louis XV until the early 1770s, though his maîtrise date is not recorded. His work was partly sold through the intermediary of marchands-ébénistes such as Etienne Igoe, but primarily Pierre Migeon (B. Pallot, The Art of the Chair, Paris, 1989, p. 312).

    A set of six fauteuils à la reine by Meunier with similar foliate carving was sold from the Wildenstein Collection, Christie's, London, 14-15 December 2005, lot 108.

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    Provenance

    Supplied by Richard Himmel, Chicago.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY REMOVED FROM A TOWN HOUSE IN MAYFAIR
    (LOTS 138-144)