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A LATE LOUIS XV GREY-PAINTED FAUTEUIL
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A LATE LOUIS XV GREY-PAINTED FAUTEUIL

BY JEAN-BAPTISTE CLAUDE-SENE, CIRCA 1765

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A LATE LOUIS XV GREY-PAINTED FAUTEUIL
BY JEAN-BAPTISTE CLAUDE-SENE, CIRCA 1765
The guilloche-carved slightly waisted padded back, arms, seat and squab cushion covered in pale yellow silk, on rope-twist beaded inscrolled cabriole legs headed by rosettes and terminating in scrolled feet, stamped 'I.B. SENE' and 'JME'
35 in. (89 cm.) high; 23¼ in. (59 cm.) wide; 20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) deep
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With its distinctive inscrolled legs, the present fauteuil relates to a suite of seat furniture jointly executed by Georges Jacob (maître in 1765) and Jean-Baptiste Claude Sené (maître in 1769), formerly in the salle à manger of Madame Elisabeth at the Château de Montreuil (sold Tajan, Paris, 5 December 1989, lot 95, and again sold (in part) Sotheby's, London, 6 July 2010, lot 44.
A closely related fauteuil de toilette executed by Jacob circa 1770 probably for Madame Du Barry at the Petit Trianon, and bearing the brand of Marie-Antoinette's Garde-Meuble and painted mark of the Trianon, is illustrated in P. Arizzoli-Cémentel, Versailles, Furniture of the Royal Palace, 17th and 18th Centuries, Dijon, 2002, pp.228-9, no. 80.

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