A PAIR OF LOUIS XV GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS EN CABRIOLET
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS EN CABRIOLET

CIRCA 1760

Details
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS EN CABRIOLET
CIRCA 1760
Each with chanelled frame with foliate sprays to toprail and seat, the padded back, arms and seat covered in gros and petit-point floral needlework, on fan-headed cabriole legs, with baton carrying-holes to underside, green decoration to the reverse and traces of green beneath the gilding, later blocks and restorations to the rails of one, restorations to needlework
36¼ in. (92 cm.) high; 24½ in. (62 cm.) wide (2)
Provenance
The late Lady de Trafford, sold Christie's London, 3 March 1994, lot 30.

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Lot Essay

The general form and ornament of these fauteuils relates to that of a chaise en cabriolet bearing the brand of Jean Gourdin, of the rue de Cléry, a member of the celebrated family of Parisian menuisiers (see P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 365). Similar to a design by Thomas Malton for a 'Modern chair now in use' in his Compleat Treatise on Perspective, London, 1775, pl. XXXIII, their baton carrying-holes, green underpainting and unusual form might point to an English maker. However their pegged construction, Continental as well as English webbing, and lack of rake on the back leg point to a French origin.
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