Drawing room suite

Stamped by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené, Master in 1769
ca. 1770-1780
Carved and gilt walnut and beech
Inv. CAM 198
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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This suite is composed of eight “fauteuil à la reine” armchairs, two cabriolet wing chairs and a settee. The upper rail of the curved back is topped by a garland of roses and two palm leaves, and there are pine cones at the shoulders. The arm posts are scroll shaped, the apron is carved with a frieze of interlacng and rosettes and the legs are spirally fluted. The sides of the settee are composed of carved gilt panels decorated with horns of plenty and quivers on a gray-painted background. The upholstery of the backs, seats and arm pads is attached to moveable frames fitted into the structure of the seat, except for the wing chairs, which have fixed upholstery covered with petit point tapestry. This furniture suite came from the collection of General Baron de Charette.

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