Pair of large armchairs with flat back known as "à la reine" in carved, molded and gilded walnut.
The sculpture decorated with large ribbons and moldings of tied rushes, whiplash armrests, arched feet.
Pierre Nogaret (1718 - 1771), received master in 1745 in Lyon
From his apprenticeship in Paris, probably with Louis Cresson, Nogaret kept the very elegant side of Parisian seats. Its production is characterized by the use of walnut and by the famous boost of its armrest consoles.
In its original gilding in the mixtion
There are two types of gilding: gilding with water and gilding with mixing:
To make a gilding with water you must first prepare the wood that will accommodate the gilding. We apply several layers of glue on which once dry we put a bowl of Armenia (layer based on red clay). Once dry, we deposit a little water on the surface, it is this humidity which will attract the gold leaf. All the laid sheets will then be polished with agate.
Gilding with mixtion is prepared differently, you must first paint the surface to be browned with tempera paint (egg yolk and pigments), then apply the mixtion on which you will place the gold leaf, l The excess gold is removed using a dry brush. We therefore obtained a golden decoration on color, the surface appearance of the gold is matt since it is not possible to brown the agate gold on the mixtion.
This type of gilding has been widely used indoors for decorations of ceilings or woodwork and especially outdoors because it is more resistant than water gilding.
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