Very nice pair of Louis XV caned chairs, bearing the stamp of the famous carpenter Jean Baptiste Gourdin (who became Master in 1748).
It has a decoration of cartouches, fleurons, staples and foliage on the backs, the crosspieces and the uprights of the legs.
These two caned seats rest on arched legs, linked together by a spacer.
Walnut and Beech
Stamped I. GOURDIN "Jean-Baptiste Gourdin"
Very slight differences on some sculptures
Historical annecdote :
Jean-Baptiste Gourdin (1723-1781) comes from an illustrious family of Parisian carpenters, including his father Jean Gourdin as well as his brother Michel Gourdin. Jean Baptiste was first admitted as an apprentice to the sculptor Toussaint Foliot, from 1736 to 1741, before working in the family workshop. Thanks to his talent, he will then be admitted to the carpentry community when he has not yet finished his apprenticeship. Received Master in 1748, he opened his own workshop and counted among his most renowned clients, the Prince de Soubise, the Marquis de Bellevaux and the Dauphine Marie-Antoinette.
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1 900 €