The unusual proportions of these fauteuils with their extremely high backs and the vocabulary of carving indicate that these fauteuils are possibly not French but German.
Tapestry seat furniture taken from the Fables de la Fontaine was tremendously popular in the 18th Century. Different scenes were woven in order to 'Prsenter au public des menus meubles d'un got agrable qui semble tre dsir avec empressement'. The best known of these series are based on Jean-Baptiste Oudry's cartoons which were delivered to Beauvais in 1737 and were then woven in many variations. (E. Standen, Post-Medieval Tapestries in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985, vol. II, pp. 484-498).
A pair of the same suite was sold anonymously at Christie's Monaco, 15 June 1996, lot 114 (FF 348,500).