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    Sale 2810

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    7 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 60

    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI WALNUT FAUTEUILS

    BY JEAN-BAPTISTE BOULARD, CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI WALNUT FAUTEUILS
    BY JEAN-BAPTISTE BOULARD, CIRCA 1780
    Each with arched rectangular back, padded arms and bow-fronted seat covered with green velvet and beige cotton, the arms with volute terminals on acanthus-wrapped and stop-fluted support above turned tapering and fluted legs headed by foliate paterae and terminating in turned feet, one chair in beige cotton (4)


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    Jean-Baptiste Boulard, maître in 1755, worked primarily for the Crown from 1777 and received various commissions for Versailles, Tuilleries, Fontainebleau and Saint Cloud.
    With their bow-fronted seats, chapeau de gendarme backs and distinctive arm supports, the present fauteuils and bergeres (lot 61), relate to some of his Royal commissions. Amongst the closest are a suite which he supplied in 1784 for the Cabinet of Marie-Anoinette which was sold, Christie's Paris, 16 December 2002, lot 240, illustrated in P. Kjelberg Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIeme Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 103.

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