26 November 1996
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV STAINED BEECHWOOD FAUTEUILS
By Noël Toussaint Porrot
Each with cartouche-shaped padded back, arms and seat covered in close-nailed pink floral velvet, the channelled frame centred to the top and seat- rail by a spray of flowers, on cabriole legs headed by a flowerhead, stamped 'N.T.PORROT', restorations (2)
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Noël Toussaint Porrot, maître in 1761.
A closely related pair of fauteuils, also stamped by Porrot, is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 668.
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