J. Nicolay, L'Art et la Manière des Mâitres Ebénistes Français aux VIIIe Siècle, ed. Pygmalion, 1976, p. 176, figs. E and F
B. Pallot, The Art of the Chair in 18th Century France, 1987, pp. 254-255
P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 405, fig. D
Nicolas Heurtaut, mâitre in 1753.
Originally from a larger suite comprising twelve fauteuils and a canapé, this suite was conceived with Beauvais tapestry upholstery and is indeed illustrated with its original covers in the catalogue for the sale of Madame André Saint's collection in Paris, 21 May 1935, lot 150. Bill Pallot dates them stylistically to around 1767, when Heurtaut's principal clients were Nicolas de Boullogne, M. Chabenat de Bonneuil, the duc de Gèsvres, the marquis de Genlis and the duchesse d'Enville at La Roche Guyon. A set of six fauteuils and a canapé from La Rocheguyon, now in the Louvre is illustrated in B. Pallot, Furniture Collections in the Louvre, Dijon, vol. II, 1993, pp. 110-113, no. 36.