Jean-Baptiste Claude Sen, matre in 1769
These rare and finely carved window benches are of an unusual design. They unite in one whimsical form the undulating lines and scrolls of the earlier Louis XV period and the more modern straight lines of the legs and seatrail that came to represent the Louis XVI style. A drawing of a small bench called a tte tte shows a comparable play of curves and straight lines with whimsical foliate-scrolls of the sides (illustrated in N. Reynis, Le Mobilier Domestique: Vocabulaire Typologique, Paris, 1987, p. 157, fig. 484).