C1760 Louis XV Paris Fauteuil Armchairs by Louis Falconet

$9,500.00 fabulous signed pair

AD from Antiques and Collectables Autumn 2020, now available.

This elegant pair of mid-18th century Parisian fauteuil en cabriole is in beechwood, which we have just covered in a green grenade pattern brocade. Many of our customers prefer sprung seats, so we have retained the springing on this pair. Originally they would not have had springs. The chairs are both stamped "Falconet". Louis Falconet became Master 9th September 1743. His father was Pierre Falconet (1683-1775), who preceded him, and the younger Falconet stayed at the workshop on the rue de Clery, under the sign "La Fidélité". The father was active between 1738 and 1750.

The lower half of one front leg has been repaired.

A screen by Louis Falconet is in the Nissim de Camondo Museum, Paris. The additional image of a side chair shows one a a pair of chairs by Louis Falconet in the V&A, London. There are remarkable for retaining their original wool velvet upholstery. We are thrilled to have one fauteuil by Paul Francois Jean with its original upholstery: a real museum piece.

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