Lot 77

Pair Louis XV-Marquises en corbeille
Backrest height: 85 cm.
Width: 64 cm.
Depth: 59 cm.
Stamped: Louis Delanois (1731-1792), master from 27 July 1761.
Paris, second half of the 18th century.

Wood, carved and gilded, upholstered with elegant geometrically patterned cover. Short curved legs merging into the moving frame, which is offset centrally towards the back. Basket-like frame of curved armrests merging into the backrest which is stretched in a wide arc. Upholstery renewed.

Note 1:
A Louis Delanois armchair, probably a little later, is kept in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Note 2:
The Parisian menusier Louis Delanois specialized in seating furniture, which he produced, as here, in the late rococo style, or even in the classicist style. Among his clients were Madame du Barry, the Duc de Condé, the King of Poland and the Comte d'Artois. His list of orders is now kept in the Archives de la Seine.

Literature:
Cf. Svend Eriksen, Louis Delanois, Menuisier en Sièges (1731-1792) Paris 1968. (1241713) (13)


A pair of Louis XV-marquises en corbeille

Height of backrests: 85 cm.
Width: 64 cm.
Depth: 59 cm.
Stamped: Louis Delanois (1731-1792), master since 27th July 1761.
Paris, second half of the 18th century.

Notes:
An armchair by Louis Delanois, probably created slightly later is held at the Metropolitan Museum, New York.

The Parisian Menusier Louis Delanois specialised in late Rococo and Classical style seating furniture. His clients included Madame du Barry, the Duke of Condé, the King of Poland and the Count of Artois. His order book is today held at the Archives de la Seine.

Literature:
Compare: S. Eriksen, Louis Delanois, Menuisier en Sièges (1731-1792), Paris 1968.