Armchair

Jean Gourdin, known as Père Gourdin (d. 1764), master in 1714
Paris, c. 1750-1755
Waxed beech, cane
Purchase, 1886
Inv. 2258
© MAD

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This armchair with its pure and slender lines is a masterpiece of carpentry. A sinuous molding adds further refinement to the sections of the apron and the curved legs, highlighted at the front by discreet Rococo ornamentation.