8 April 2004
A LOUIS XV STAINED BEECHWOOD FAUTEUIL
STAMPED L.CRESSON, CIRCA 1740
The arched foliate-carved shaped and caned back with rocaille-capped part-upholstered arms with squab cushion and caned seat with a shaped foliate and fluted rail on rocaille-capped cabriole legs, with an indistinct inventory label and another printed 477, restorations to back
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Louis Cresson I, maître in 1738.
A virtually identical fauteuil by Cresson, one of a group of six at Versailles is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 208, fig. B.
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