A PAIR OF REGENCE GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS A LA REINE

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A PAIR OF REGENCE GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS A LA REINE

Each upholstered à chassis, the arched back, uprights and seat carved with repeating floral sprays on a hatched ground, the scrolled padded arms with foliate C-scrolls and palmette motifs, on shaped supports and upswept acanthus sprays, the shaped seat-rails conformingly decorated, the shaped apron bordered by scrolled acanthus and centred by a scallop-shell on a pounced ground and on husk-trailed cabriole legs headed by a C-scroll cabochon and scrolled acanthus leaves with scalloped sides and terminating in scrolled feet, the back, seat and armrests covered in green trellis cut-velvet, one stamped 1 and inscribed I, the other stamped 4 and inscribed IIII, with part of a label inscribed 6006, later blocks, minor losses to decoration (2)
Provenance
By repute the ducs de Mouchy

Lot Essay

A giltwood fauteuil with closely related oak leaves to the rectangular frame of the back and seat-rails is in the Royal Ontario Museum (M.Jarry, Le Siège Français, Fribourg, 1973, p. 101, ill. 84). The shape of the chair, the quality of the carving and the use of the trellis and matted ground is further reminiscent of this lot.
A fauteuil in the Musée des Arts décoratifs, (B.Pallot, l'Art du Siège au XVIIIe Siècle en France, Paris, 1987, p. 111), although later, also features similar oak leaf wraps around the seat-rails and back.
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