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Louis XVI period Bergère à la reine stamped Jean Baptiste Claude Sené (1747-1803).
Louis XVI period Bergère stamped by Jean Baptiste Claude Sené in carved and lacquered molded beech wood. The woodwork of this elegant shepherdess runs in a single stream so that her wide flat, square backrest, said to the queen very flared, seems to be extended by armrests with cuffs edged in a curve very high in the backrest, with fluted consoles raised by acanthus leaves while forming a body to the belt by their settlements in line with the front foot. Cubic connecting dice extend the visual by unifying the consoles, the belt crossbars and the base. This one is made up of four feet; its front straight legs close the ensemble. All four are tapered with rough grooves, strangled in their summits pinched at their bases. The linear front crossbar is in perfect harmony with the modernist backrest, thus accentuating both comfort and the most aesthetic visual aspect. The entire woodwork is harmoniously highlighted with pinch mouldings. The head of the armrest is stylized, the wrap-around roll-up is extremely neat. The connecting dice are finely carved with clover leaves. The wide, flat backrest has a deep, lively and finely cut groove that unites laterally with the tops of the armrests, and completes the overall grace and harmony without the slightest overhang. Balance, nervousness, elegance and quality are the most appropriate terms for this beautiful and very fine shepherdess. It is worth noting the great care given to the connecting elements of irreproachable quality. The stamp: J B Sené pour is stamped inside the rear crossbar. Observations: this bergère is in an irreproachable state, the fut is totally original, the wood is healthy and in excellent condition. Only a restoration of use and maintenance such as; total repair of the trimmings and installation of fabrics (a velvet with a silky patina effect from Clark & Clark) as well as a resumption of the lacquer in the rules of the art were lavished to him. Jean-Baptiste Claude Sené will be one of the best cabinetmakers of the second half of the 18th century. According to "Les ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle de François de Salverte" (The cabinetmakers of the 18th century by François de Salverte)
Jean-Baptiste-Claude, known as the eldest, son of Claude I Sené, was born in 1748. Like his father, he won the master's degree at a very young age, on May 10, 1769, and, six months later, settled in rue de Cléry. From 1785, he became a supplier to the Crown, with the help of sculptors Guérin, Alexandre and Vallois, he produced magnificent furniture for the palace of Saint-Cloud. Those that were to serve in the King's apartments displayed the emblems of Strength, Wisdom, Justice, Temperance; those intended for the Queen bore the attributes of love, the lilies of France and the eagles of Austria. Senna delivered for the same castle singular lounge chairs with articulated backs, and for the royal box at the Versailles theater, special seats with revolving frames. One of his most important works was the carpentry of Marie-Antoinette's famous bed, which can still be admired in the palace of Fontainebleau. J.-B. Séné built the canopy that surmounted the throne of Louis XVI at the Assembly of the States General . J.B Sené worked for Madame Elisabeth in Montreuil, Madame Louise in Saint-Denis, for the Count of Provence, the Prince de Condé, the Duke of Penthièvre, the Princess of Lamballe and the Duchess of Polignac. The bergère is a rare seat designed in the 18th century. It allows ladies to enjoy the warmth of the fireplace. Assorted with large cushions, it allows the wearing of a simple muslin dress like that of the largest basket dresses.
Dimensions: Height 89cm - seat height 52cm at the cushion - 32cm at the bowl. Width 64.5cm.
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6 000 €