Lot 232

TWO QUEEN LOUIS XV FALLS in moulded and sculpted beech wood, the violin-shaped backrests, decorated with the cushioning of flowers surrounded by a garland of plants or a bouquet, the armrests with cuffs ending in windings, the consoles slightly moved. The scrolled belts decorated with flowers. Four curved feet, the front ones decorated in the upper part with flowers. An armchair stamped "I.CHENAVAT" for Jacques CHENAVAT, received master on December 6, 1763. Louis XV period. Trim with a green water green silk with a central motif of a bouquet of flowers linked by a ribbon finished by two acorns. Height. 94.5 Width. 62.5 Depth. 59.5 cm. Height. 94, Width. 64, Depth. 59 cm. (accidents and restorations). Provenance: descendant of Jean Marie-Pie Michel Claret (1805-1886), architect-decorator of Napoleon III and protégé of Baron James de Rothschild. Two Louis XV period armchairs with moulded beechwood floral motifs. Jacques Chenavat was received master in 1763 and settled in rue de Cléry, under the sign of the Golden Cross. His career is referenced about ten years, during which he mainly produced armchairs and chairs in the Louis XV style, which are characterized by garlands of flowers and bouquets composed of two flowers. The belt of our armchair takes up these motifs, following the example of the frame of a convertible armchair kept at the Mobilier national (Salverte, 1975, p. 57) and the belt of the armchair of the Saint-Pierre de Beauvais cathedral. Although its quality production is relatively classical, it nevertheless inspired the carpenters of the Second Empire. In fact, the Mobilier national armchair serves as a model for a set consisting of a pair of Loveseats (GMT1243), a second armchair (GMT1244/2) and two chairs (GMT 1245).