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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

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


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 peacock and a snake. On the seat a dog in the manger.

Category:
furniture
Object name:
ARMCHAIR FROM A FURNITURE SUITE, ONE OF SIX
Made from:
Walnut -- tapestry
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
ca. 1760
Size:
94 x 62.9 x 55.9 cm (37 x 24 3/4 x 22 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
31.65
Class:
FURNITURE
Signature marks:
MARK
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973