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A SET OF TEN LOUIS XVI MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
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A SET OF TEN LOUIS XVI MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

BY JEAN-BAPTISTE BOULARD, CIRCA 1775-'80

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A SET OF TEN LOUIS XVI MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
BY JEAN-BAPTISTE BOULARD, CIRCA 1775-'80
Including a pair of open armchairs, each with rectangular pierced back centred by a lyre and flanked by luted columns above a close nailed brown leather seat, on circular fluted legs and toupie feet, stamped J.B. BOULARD
35 in. (90 cm.) high; 17½ in. (44 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep (10)
Provenance
Acquired from Seligmann, Paris, 1956.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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Lot Essay

Jean-Baptiste 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. In 1785, he delivered a suite of thirty-six chairs carved by Jean Hauré for the Salon des Jeux at Versailles and in 1786 collaborated with fellow menuisier Jean-Baptiste Sené (maître in 1769), with whom he shared many Royal commissions, 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).

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