25 November 2003
A MATCHED PAIR OF LOUIS XV BEECHWOOD CHAISES
Circa 1750, one stamped twice I. GOURDIN, previously decorated
Each rocaille-carved crest and seatrail on acanthus-carved cabriole legs, covered in blue and cream floral-silk (2)
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Jean-Baptiste Gourdin, maître in 1748.
Several chairs by Gourdin, with nearly identical carving overall, are illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 367.
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