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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 two birds. On the seat a crane pulling a bone from a fox's throat.

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:
overall __37.00 IN __25.50 IN __21.75 IN
overall __93.98 CM __64.77 CM __55.24 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
31.64
Class:
FURNITURE
Signature marks:
MARK
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973