This pair of white “à la Reine” lacquered wood armchairs are decorated with acanthus leaves which are carved on the arm support, an ornamental flower on the apron of the armchair, and another ornamental flower on the central part of the top rail. There are rosettes that embellish the “dés de raccordement”. The armchairs stand on four feet that are fluted and “rudentés”.
Carpenter (specialized in chairs):
Jean-René Nadal, nicknamed Nadal the Elder, was born in 1733. He comes from a great dynasty of carpenters that specialized in chairs. Nadal becomes a master on September 22, 1756. He will take over the workshop of his father, Lion d’argent, which was located on rue de Cléry in Paris. He will work for Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, and the Count of Artois. Nadal was a highly talented carpenter who only specialized in chairs. All of his work was of the utmost quality.
Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Paris, Musée Carnavalet
Paris, Musée du Louvre
Paris, Musée Nissim de Camondo
Pierre Kjellberg « Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIème siècle, Dictionnaire des Ebénistes et des Menuisiers » Salverte, Les Ebénistes du XVIIIème siècle, p. 241
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