Offered by Franck Baptiste Provence
French Regional and Parisian furniture
Nice pair of convertible armchairs in beech wood.
Model with violated backs decorated with acanthus foliage on the shoulders and two branches of roses crisscrossed at the top.
The lash armrests; the low scalloped and molded crossbars feature the same floral decoration.
Stamped I.CHENEVAT *
Perfect state of conservation, beautiful "honey" patina.
Parisian work from the Louis XV period around 1765.
Height: 87 cm; Width: 63 cm; Depth: 58 cm
-National furniture (N ° Inv GMT 1244/1)
Published on page 130, of the book by Jean-Jacques Gaultier “Sièges en société, histoire du siege du roi soleil à Marianne”, published by Gourcuff Gradenico.
* Jacques CHENEVAT is a carpenter received master in Paris on December 6, 1763.
He established himself as a manufacturer of beds and seats in rue de Cléry, at the Croix d'Or, from where he disappeared less than ten years later. We owe him very good works signed I. CHENEVAT
Our opinion :
The pair of seats we are presenting have edgy shapes that “turn” beautifully.
They are embellished with a rococo decor that is still frankly Louis XV, but the two roses presented in bud, that is to say still partially closed, herald the advent of the Louis XVI style.
The perfect mastery of the assemblies, the finesse of the sculpture and the innovation of the decor prove to us the great talent of Jacques Chenevat.