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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: Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory

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 hawk trying to drink from a jug. On the seat a fox, a turtle and a rabbit.

Category:
furniture
Object name:
ARMCHAIR FROM A FURNITURE SUITE, ONE OF SIX
Made from:
Walnut -- tapestry
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
ca. 1760
Size:
94 × 65.4 × 54.6 cm (37 × 25 3/4 × 21 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
31.62
Class:
FURNITURE
Signature marks:
MARK
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","French Furniture from the Collection of Hillwood Museum & Gardens"