Rare pair of large armchairs with flat backs called à la reine in natural beech wood.
The heavily fretted, molded and finely carved crosspieces with stylized exploded pomegranates and acanthus scrolls.
The whiplash armrests, the very nervous arched feet, surmounted by small fans.
Rare state of conservation, free of any restoration.
Beautiful "honey" patina.
Both stamped "Sené le Pére".
The sculpture attributable to Claude Heurtaut master seat sculptor.
Parisian work from the Louis XV period around 1743-1750.
Height: 94cm; Width: 70cm
Jean Sené (circa 1695-1750) known as "Sené le Pére" was a Parisian master carpenter.
He is the first of an important line of carpenters, whose grandson Jean Baptiste Claude will be one of the official suppliers of Queen Marie Antoinette.
Its production, in the Regency or early Louis XV style, is of excellent quality and always richly carved.
He will only use his stamp "Sené le père" from the year 1743.
This date corresponds to the promulgation of the obligation to stamp for cabinetmakers and carpenters but also to the accession to mastery of his son Claude Sené who will take over the workshop in rue de Clery.
The mention "The Father" is probably necessary in order to differentiate the stamp of the son who now signs C.Sené.
In 1746, archives inform us that Jean Sené is the creditor of the seat sculptor Claude Heurtaut.
Its stamp, relatively rare, corresponds to a very short period between 1743 and the beginning of the 1750s.
Our opinion :
The balance of the design of our seats, the decorative repertoire, the rare stamp of a very great master and the perfect state of preservation are all cumulative criteria that make this pair a collector's item.
6 200 €
4 800 €