Voyeuse in lacquered wood resting on four tapered and fluted legs topped by a connecting dice decorated with a flower. The back legs are at 45 degrees from the seat. The armrests are in line with the front foot and are decorated with piastres and leaves. The peeping Tom has a high upholstered back. The uprights and crosspieces are molded and decorated with a frieze of interlacing.
Louis XVI period
Stamped Georges Jacob
Restoration of use, modern upholstery
H. 99 x W. 64 x D. 52 cm
The 18th century offers a multitude of seats. Each of them reflects, in the most prestigious residences, a daily organization, a French art of living. They are also witnesses of the artistic bubbling that rich patrons demand and in which Parisian craftsmen participate. The shepherd's chair that we are presenting today is a perfect example.
This seat that we call "voyeuse" is a seat dating from the reign of Louis XVI. It is lacquered in cream color, upholstered with a modern fabric. This seat is part of the customs of the society of the eighteenth century, since it serves closely to the pleasures of the game. Indeed, the voyeuse receives in its seat the player and allows a "voyeur" to watch and follow over his shoulder the game on the table. He can then comfortably sit on the top of the backrest.
1 800 €