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Armchair from a Furniture Suite (one of six)

Made by: Unknown __ __Frame ||Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory __ __Tapestry

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.

Object name:
Armchair from a Furniture Suite (one of six)
Made from:
Walnut -- tapestry
Made in:
Date made:
ca. 1760
overall __37.00 IN __25.75 IN __21.50 IN
overall __93.98 CM __65.40 CM __54.61 CM

Detailed information for this item

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Signature marks:
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"