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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV BEECHWOOD FAUTEUILS

    BY ETIENNE MEUNIER, CIRCA 1745

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV BEECHWOOD FAUTEUILS
    BY ETIENNE MEUNIER, CIRCA 1745
    Each with a foliate-carved channelled frame, the padded back, arms and seat upholstered in cream cotton, some legs re-tipped with later blocks, previously decorated, stamped E. MEUNIER, two stamped twice, two stamped once (4)


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    The first and most notable of a family of menuisiers, Etienne Meunier had his atelier on the rue de Clery. He is particularly noted for his preference for pittoresque floral motifs. Etienne Meunier's maîtrise is apparently unrecorded. He was, however, a member of the celebrated dynasty of Menuisiers that included Jean-Baptiste Meunier (maître in 1739), Antoine (maître in 1782) and Antoine-Luc (maître in 1782).

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    Provenance

    Purchased from Didier Aaron, New York, June 1978.