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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 1304

    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV WALNUT FAUTEUILS

    BY LOUIS CRESSON, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV WALNUT FAUTEUILS
    BY LOUIS CRESSON, CIRCA 1750
    Each with foliate-carved shaped padded back, arms and seat upholstered in green silk damask, on cabriole legs, three stamped L.CRESSON to back of chair


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    Louis I Cresson, maître in 1738.

    Founded by Charles and Jean Cresson during the Régence and continued by Louis, Michel and René during the first half of the 18th Century, this family of chair-makers or menuisiers was based in the rue de Cléry. Louis, who is largely considered to be the most talented of the Cresson dynasty and whose work stands out for its refined carving and bold proportions, was patronised by the duc d'Orléans and the prince de Condé.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Georges de Batz, New York, in 1955.
    Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.