Michel Cresson, maître in 1740.
Michel Cresson was the youngest member of a large family of menuisiers and was based at 'Au Gros Chapelet' in the rue de Cléry. He supplied the Prince de Condé with seat-furniture for the Palais-Bourbon and the Château de Chantilly. A related fauteuil, stamped by Michel Cresson, with identical carving of lambrequins to the legs, is illustrated in P.Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle, Paris, 1989, p.210.
A virtually identical bergere was sold by Lady Juliet Duff, Christie's London, 2 May 1935, lot 73. A further related pair of bergeres was sold anonymously, Christie's London, 27 June 1974, lot 46.