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Pair of Louis XV period armchairs stamped by Claude-Louis Burgat, in molded, carved and lacquered beechwood, Of quadrangular structure, the backrest is called "à la reine"; as high as wide, nicely violinated, it is covered with a very harmonious vegetal ribbon, topped with a decreasing bouquet of flowers and florets in diamond shape. The armrests provided with cuffs are divergent with hands nicely flared. The whole is embraced jointly in the lower part of the backrest and in the side rail of the belt in withdrawal of the front base, forming the famous gallant withdrawal. The seat is ample and generous, with a curved belt. The whole resting on a base with four arched feet whose shoulder is carved with a daisy and punctuated with an acanthus leaf. Beautiful harmony of fine and generous sculptures well marked with a delightful decoration perfectly mastered. This pair of chairs testifies to the structural and decorative quintessence that Burgat had reached; the elegance of his lines, as well as the balance of forms and carved motifs that are so characteristic of him, allow us to date his chairs to the years 1750/1755. Each of the armchairs is stamped on the inside of the rear crosspiece in the belt C.L.BURGAT.
Dimensions: Height 91.5cm, seat 42cm - Width to the hands 66cm, back 53.5cm - Seat depth 51cm. Provenance : former collection of the Château des Bordes in Touraine by succession.
Claude Louis Burgat (1717-1782) was a Parisian carpenter who was admitted to the master's degree in 1744 and devoted himself to the manufacture of seat wood. Established first on rue de Cléry and then on rue Feydeau, he disappeared around 1782, leaving a widow who became destitute and obtained a grant from Louis XVI in 1791.
Burgat distinguished himself by his Louis XV production; the elegance of his lines, as well as the balance of his forms and sculpted motifs are characteristic of him.
Today, furniture stamped by Burgat remains rare, making our pair of armchairs a particularly exceptional set. Burgat is represented in the State collections, among others, by two dissimilar armchairs, both finely treated with flowers and foliage. The first one is still reminiscent of the Regency taste, while the second one, of a more capricious style, is in full bloom of the Louis XV style.
Seats of his hand are part of the royal furniture of Sweden in the palace of Stockholm. His stamp is found on the chaise-longue articulating in a bed of rest today preserved in the Carnavalet museum (Inv. MB 442)
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