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A LOUIS XVI GREY-PAINTED CANAPE A CONFIDANTS
A LOUIS XVI GREY-PAINTED CANAPE A CONFIDANTS
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A LOUIS XVI GREY-PAINTED CANAPE A CONFIDANTS

BY JEAN-BAPTISTE BOULARD, CIRCA 1775

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A LOUIS XVI GREY-PAINTED CANAPE A CONFIDANTS
BY JEAN-BAPTISTE BOULARD, CIRCA 1775
The padded back, seat and removable cushions covered in yellow patterned material, the channelled frame carved with acanthus sprays, the downswept arms with scroll terminals on stop-fluted supports, above patera-headed stop-fluted square tapering legs and block feet, stamped 'J. B. BOULARD'
42 ½ in. (108 cm.) high; 119 in. (302.5 cm.) wide; 26 ¼ in. (67 cm.) deep
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J. B. Boulard, maître in 1755

Boulard worked almost exclusively for the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne from 1777, supplying a plethora of menuiserie to the Crown at Versailles, the Tuileries, Fontainebleau and Saint-Cloud. He collaborated with fellow menuisier Jean-Baptiste Sené (maître in 1769), with whom he shared many Royal commissions, to deliver a suite of chairs for Mme Elisabeth’s dining room at Montreuil and again in 1786, to deliver a suite of twelve dining-chairs for the salle à manger of Louis XVI at Versailles (P. Verlet, Le Mobilier Royal Français, vol.I, pp. 81-83, n.31, pl XLV). An apparently identical canapé à confidants, stamped J. B. Boulard , sold anonymously Christie’s London, July 07, 2005, lot 398.

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