Jean-Baptiste Gourdin, matre in 1748.
Jean-Baptiste Gourdin was recorded in rue de Clry near his father's workshop. Active until 1776, he completed commissions for the Prince de Soubise.
These fauteuils are closely related to Jean-Charles Delafosse's patterns for armchairs of circa 1770-1775 (B. Pallot, The Art of the Chair in Eighteenth-Century France, Paris, 1989, p. 37). A similar fauteuil in the Muse des Arts Dcoratifs, Paris, is illustrated in Salverte, Les Ebnistes du XVIIIe Sicle, Paris, 1953, plate XXVIII while another related fauteuil by Delanois, dated to circa 1770 and with similar entrelac decoration, acanthus clasps and square blocks heading the arm supports, is illustrated in S. Eriksen, Early Neo-Classicism in France, London, 1974, no. 165. A further related suite of seat furniture by Adrien-Pierre Dupain (matre in 1772) was sold anonymously at Tajan, Paris, 22 March 1996, lot 90.