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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

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 two birds and a frog. On the seat a lion and a snake.

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:
94.6 × 62.9 × 54.6 cm (37 1/4 × 24 3/4 × 21 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
31.66
Class:
FURNITURE
Signature marks:
MARK
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973