Rare and beautiful pair of caned armchairs of the Louis XV period, one of them stamped Antoine Bonnemain, born around 1725, received Master on July 18, 1753, second half of the 18th century.
The armchairs we present have the same architecture while being different on the back and the armrests. Probably made by the same hand, they have the particularity of being very deep and wide to accommodate the large basket dresses of ladies of the eighteenth century aristocracy.
Fine carvings of flowers on the backs and large acanthus leaves on the falls of the legs finish the decoration.
The wood used is beech.
Restoration of use.
Dimensions : Armchair stamped Bonnemain:
h.85 cm x w.58 cm x d.66 cm
Second armchair: h.89 cm x w.58 cm x d.65 cm.
Nicknamed the Young to distinguish him from his brother Pierre, he works rue Saint-Nicolas. Among the seats of good classical manufacture which carry his stamp, appear, in the style Louis XV, armchairs of office, armchairs with the queen of beautiful proportions, moulded and carved with much refinement.
Museum, Paris Decorative Arts