A LATE LOUIS XV GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT WINDOW BENCH
A LATE LOUIS XV GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT WINDOW BENCH
A LATE LOUIS XV GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT WINDOW BENCH
A LATE LOUIS XV GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT WINDOW BENCH
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A LATE LOUIS XV GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT WINDOW BENCH

AFTER A DESIGN BY JEAN-CHARLES DELAFOSSE, CIRCA 1765-70

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A LATE LOUIS XV GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT WINDOW BENCH
AFTER A DESIGN BY JEAN-CHARLES DELAFOSSE, CIRCA 1765-70
With a central bold ribbon-tied berried laurel swag flanked by shaped scroll padded sides upholstered à chassis and suspending laurel swags, with incurved padded seat in conforming gadrooned seat rail carved with garlands, on spiral-fluted circular tapering legs, covered in 18th century silk and metal thread upholstery, with white-painted inscription D.W. 1443 inventory mark
27 ½ in. (70 cm.) high, overall
Provenance
David David-Weil, Paris.
Acquired from Marcel Bissey, Paris.
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Lot Essay

The bold early neoclassicism of this lot helps us date it firmly to the 1760s. Wonderfully creative and intriguingly revolutionary, this lot’s design was clearly inspired by the oeuvre of pioneers of the goût grec such as Jean-Charles Delafosse and Ennemond Alexandre Petitot. In fact, the design of an almost identical chair simply denoted as “Italian” appears in Oeuvre de J. Ch. Delafosse: Meubles. Interestingly, the following plate depicts a stylistically similar lit à l'Italienne. As the present lot and the bed illustrated share many design elements, they reflected of what was considered of “Italian taste” by Delafosse and his contemporaries. Such “Italian” daybed based on the abovementioned lit à l'Italienne sold from the Lagerfeld Collection, Christie’s, Monaco, 28-29 April 2000, lot 357.

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