C1750 Louis XV French Fauteuil Armchair in Suede attr J.B. Lerouge


This elegant Rococo, Louis XV, 18th century fauteuil has been taken apart and re-glued, re-polished and re-upholstered. Being 250 years old, they nearly always arrive from France wobbly, and with the webbing about to drop you on the floor through the seat. Rickety furniture is no use to anyone, so we make sure the chairs are ready for everyday use again. We usually choose fabrics to suit the original rank and style of the chair. This one we have covered in tactile grey suede fabric as appropriate for a den or Modern apartment. Why settle for a copy when you can have the authentic original?

You will notice wonderful little carved lappets on the underside of the armrest junction. These are unique to the work of Jean Baptiste Lerouge (Master Feb 17th, 1749) who worked and lived in the Faubourg St Antoine, rue de Charenton, under the sign of the image of St Peter. He died in 1757. We have a signed chair by him also in stock. This s chair is not signed, but is obviously by his hand.

94 cm tall, 60 cm wide and 67 cm deep.

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