6 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 11,250
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV GILTWOOD AND BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY FAUTEUILS
BY JACQUES CHENEVAT, CIRCA 1765
Each with a flowerhead and foliate carved toprail, padded and scrolled arms and a serpentine seat, upholstered in brass studded floral tapestry, on chanelled cabriole legs headed by flowerheads and with foliate carved feet, each stamped I CHENEVAT, two chairs with handwritten labels 4592 Royal, re-gilt
Each 38 in. (97 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide; 26½ in. (67 cm.) deep (4)
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Jacques Chenevat, maître in 1763.
Chenevat established his workshop 'A la croix d'Or' in the rue de Clery for a period of around 10 years working principally in the Louis XV style. Among his most notable work was a large Louis XV fauteuil for the réserves du Garde-Meuble.
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Ader Tajan, Paris, 7 June, 1993, lot 97.