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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 214

    A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI BEECHWOOD AND AUBUSSON TAPESTRY SEAT-FURNITURE

    BY PIERRE FORGET, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI BEECHWOOD AND AUBUSSON TAPESTRY SEAT-FURNITURE
    BY PIERRE FORGET, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Comprising six fauteuils and a canapé, each with oval back, padded arms and seat covered in close-nailed tapestry depicting pastoral scenes in ribbon-tied medallions, the channelled frame with ribbon-twist moulding, above a curved front-rail, on turned tapering and fluted legs headed by paterae, each fauteuil stamped P.FORGET, restorations and replacements to legs, previously decorated
    35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 66 in. (168 cm.) wide (the settee), and 23½ in. (60 cm.) wide (the armchairs)


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    Pierre Forget (1723-1789), maître in 1755.
    Judging by the hundreds of unfinished pieces left in his workshop after his death, Forget's atelier must have been a very active one. A comparable fauteuil is illustrated in G. Wannenes, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIème siècle, 1998, Milan, p. 313. A related set of fauteuils with similar Aubusson tapestry, was sold from the Collection of the Vicomte de Salins, Parke-Bernet, New York, 18 March, 1939, lots 134-136, and another, offered anonymously, Christie's, New York, 21 October 1997, lot 212.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ESTATE