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A LOUIS XV WALNUT FAUTEUIL A COIFFER

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A LOUIS XV WALNUT FAUTEUIL A COIFFER

BY LOUIS MICHEL LEFÈVRE

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A LOUIS XV WALNUT FAUTEUIL A COIFFER By Louis Michel Lefèvre The curved padded back, arms and seat covered in yellow satin, on cabriole legs carved with foliage, terminating in scrolled foliate feet, stamped 'L.M...FEVRE', later blocks
Provenance
Sarah Hunter Kelly; Christie's, New York, 20 November 1982, lot 178 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. D-2).
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Louis Michel Lefèvre, maître in 1749.

Recorded in rue Saint-Nicolas until the early 1780s, Lefèvre executed mainly Louis XV and Louis XVI seat-furniture. Interestingly, Lefèvre is one of the rare menuisiers who also worked as an ébéniste, as some commodes en tombeau bear his stamp, sometimes along with that of Jean Mathieu Chevallier (maître in 1742).

Related fauteuils à coiffer, characterized by the incurving back, are illustrated in F.P. Victoria and Son, The Chair-Maker's Art, New York, 1984, exh. cat., nos. 15 and 23.

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