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Armchair (one of four)

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

On view in: Ladies Powder Room

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.

Object name:
Armchair (one of four)
Made from:
Walnut -- tapestry
Made in:
Date made:
17th c.
chair __39.75 IN __27.00 IN __2.75 IN
chair __100.96 CM __68.58 CM __6.98 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
NONE __There are no visible maker's marks
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973