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ARMCHAIR, ONE OF FOUR

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ARMCHAIR, ONE OF FOUR

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Entry Hall


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 swan and a frog. On the seat a wolf drinking from a basin.

Category:
furniture
Object name:
ARMCHAIR, ONE OF FOUR
Made from:
Walnut -- tapestry
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
17th c.
Size:
38 3/4 × 27 × 23 3/4 in. (98.4 × 68.6 × 60.3 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
31.69
Signature marks:
There are no visible maker's marks
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973