20 - 21 September 2004
A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV CREAM-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CHAISES À LA REINE
BY JEAN-BAPTISTE FROMAGEAU, CIRCA 1765
Each with distressed caned back and seat, the arched cartouche form channelled back with stylised rosette carving, on channelled cabriole legs and scrolled feet, redecorated, with traces of earlier blue and green underdecoration, one inscribed in pencil 'no. 7 Bathroom', with batten carrying-holes, one stamped 'J B Fromageau' and 'JME' (4)
Probably acquired in Paris by John, 4th Duke of Bedford (d.1771) following his appointment as Ambassador to the Court of Louis XV in 1762.
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Jean-Baptiste Fromageau, maître 6 November 1755.
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