Beautiful pair of shepherds molded beech, richly carved and cream lacquer decorated with ribbon moldings; wrap-around armrests with stylized acanthus leaves with rosettes; tapered legs with twisted flutes.
Stamp DELANOIS on the two bergeres.
Louis XVI period.
The fabric of the house Rubelli, model Argia Argento (changed in 2019).
It is naturally possible to change the tissue. The seat is very comfortable and the dimensions leave room for ease.
Height : 90cm - Lenght: 69cm - Depth: 67 cm.
Louis Delanois leaves behind a large number of seats, both Louis XV style and Louis XVI, all of which show his talent. After his debut in a workshop on the rue Bourbon-Villeneuve, success was quickly met and he decided to settle down rue des Petits-Carreaux, where, along with his main activity, he practices the wood business. Delanois works for merchants, for illustrious personalities such as the Count of Artois, the Prince of Conde or the Duke of Chartres, for rich collectors but especially for the Countess of Barry, who gives him many orders.
The reputation of Louis Delanois extends abroad where he is assured of very promising outlets. Almost all of his orders are meticulously recorded in his Book of Books and Supplies of Furniture made on credit. This document testifies to the extent of Delanois' activities but also to ongoing research to design new forms and decorations.
The work of Delanois thus plays a major role in the evolution of styles of the time and more specifically in the early formation of the Louis XVI style in full reign of Louis XV.
The Louis XV models, the most numerous, whether of conventional manufacture or control, reveal the skill and taste of the manufacturer and his collaborators. Beautiful proportions, a structure both robust and flexible, elegantly wavy lines, and is characterized by a series of chairs to the queen and shepherds executed by Delanois. He also invents the medallion file. The decor remains sober; it is sometimes limited to moldings especially on cabriolet seats and caned seats. The sculpture of flowers and foliage remains limited. Louis XV quality seat, there is also at Delanois a large molded seat chair, decorated with staples on the back but also many sofas, beds and crib rest beds or chairs, all of great elegance and style. 'a rare quality of sculpture.
If he decides to continue manufacturing Louis XV chairs for a long time, Delanois also presents himself as one of the innovators of the Louis XVI style. Fewer than the Louis XV models, Louis XVI seats Delanois are, conversely, more ornate.
In 1777, despite his success, great financial difficulties forced him to sell his studio to his colleague Martin Jullien. They drove him to bankruptcy in 1790. After his death, a sale was organized, announced by Les Petites Affiches of August 6, 1792.
Armchairs, Broken Duchess, ... - Louvre Museum
Armchair to the Queen - Museum of Decorative Arts
Louis XV Grand Chassis Queen Chair - Metropolitan Museum - New York
Louis XV armchair with the queen - Château de Bouges
An analysis of the accounts of Louis Delanois clarifies the role of carpenters in the 18th century - Pierre Verlet - Knowledge of the Arts, N. 197-198, July / August 1968, p. 66-69
The French Furniture of the XVIIIth Century - Pierre Kjellberg - The Editions of the Amateur - 1989
18th century cabinetmakers - Count François de Salverte - Editions of Art and History - 1934
The art and manner of French master cabinetmakers in the 18th century - Jean Nicolay - Pygmalion edition - 1976
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