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ARMCHAIR FROM A FURNITURE SUITE, ONE OF SIX

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ARMCHAIR FROM A FURNITURE SUITE, ONE OF SIX

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The walnut frames of serpentine outline are carved with a pair of rosebuds at the top of the back and at the center of the seat rail. The knees of the cabriole legs are similarly decorated with a carved rosebud. The tapestry covers represent scenes of La Fontaine's fables after Oudry's designs within elaborate rococo frames with flowers and a rose background. On the back a swan and a frog. On the seat a wolf drinking from a basin.

Category:
furniture
Object name:
ARMCHAIR FROM A FURNITURE SUITE, ONE OF SIX
Made from:
Walnut -- tapestry
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
ca. 1750
Size:
H. 37 1/2 × W. 25 3/4 × D. 22 in. (95.3 × 65.4 × 55.9 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
31.61
Class:
FURNITURE
Signature marks:
MARK
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973