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Armchair from a Furniture Suite (one of six)

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

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:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
ca. 1760
Size:
overall __37.25 IN __24.75 IN __21.50 IN
overall __94.62 CM __62.86 CM __54.61 CM

Detailed information for this item

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