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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 146

    A SUITE OF FRENCH BLUE AND WHITE DECORATED SEAT FURNITURE

    CIRCA 1740, STAMPED CRESSON

    Price Realised  

    A SUITE OF FRENCH BLUE AND WHITE DECORATED SEAT FURNITURE
    CIRCA 1740, STAMPED CRESSON
    The moulded channelled frames carved with foliage centring on flower sprays, comprising a pair of chairs and a pair of armchairs, the drop-in seats, the backs and the arms upholstered in yellow silk and metal-thread floral material, re-decorated, stamped LCRESSON and CRESSON (4)


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    The Cresson stamp on this pair of fauteuils may refer to a number of different menusiers, most of which are from the same family and worked during the Louis XV period. Charles and Jean were brothers who both worked in the first half of the 18th century, while their sons Jean-Baptiste, Charles' son, René, Louis I and Michel, sons of Jean, received their maîtrises between 1738 and 1741. The oeuvre of the various members of the family is closely related to each other and a specific attribution to one of them is not possible.
    Comparable chairs and fauteuils are illustrated in P. Kiellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIII siècle, Paris, 1989, pp. 205-211.

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