Offered by GSLR Antiques
French furniture and objet d'art
Pair of armchairs with a basket handle back, fluted and filleted legs. Beautiful blue silk upholstery in the Louis XVI style with a putti motif, (the blacksmith lovers of Tassinari and Chatel, allegory of geography). Louis XVI period.
One of the armchairs is stamped by Jean-Baptiste Boulard. Jean-Baptiste Boulard (1725-1789) was a Parisian carpenter who was received as Master on April 17, 1755. He started his production in the Louis XV style, entered the service of the Crown Furniture in 1777 as King's Carpenter and specialized in an abundant production of Louis XVI style.
Like Georges Jacob and Jean-Baptiste Claude Sené, Jean-Baptiste Boulard can be considered as one of the best Parisian chair makers of the second half of the 18th century. Like his two colleagues mentioned above, he worked for a rich private clientele, including the Count of Choiseul, as well as for the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne. He participated in the furnishing of most of the royal residences.
Nowadays, many of the carpenter's chairs are kept in important public collections, notably in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Musée Carnavalet, the Musée du Louvre and the Musée National du Château de Versailles.
Our chairs have been completely restored with the highest quality standards: luxurious 100% silk fabric by Tassinari and Chatel enhanced with matching braid, upholstery redone in the old fashioned way with horsehair on straps, backrest in the shape of a painting, trapezoidal armrests.
Our chairs are in perfect condition with old restorations of use.
Height : 97,5cm
Width : 62cm
Depth : 50cm
9 000 €
7 500 €