Pair of finely carved Louis XVI cabriolet armchairs, superb Louis XVI style cover with rams. Superb cover in Louis XVI style silk lampas with fine floral decoration and polychrome arabesque on an ivory background. Stamp of Claude I Sene, 18th century, Louis XVI period circa 1775-1780.
Claude I Sené, son of Jean Sené, was received as a master in 1743. Installed rue de Clery at the "Grand Saint-Georges", he is the father of Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sene, considered as the greatest French seat maker of Louis XVI reign. Claude I Sené trained his son and left very beautiful, comfortable and elegant Louis XV seats. However, he made very few Louis XVI seats. Claude Sené ended his activity in 1780. Our seats are therefore a very rare production of his late career, typical of years 1775-1780.
Our seats have the characteristics of a great master production : perfect proportions & fine execution, with very fine details. Our seats are covered with an exceptional ivory silk lampas (Tassinari and Chatel). Our upholsterer has produced museum-quality finishes that would be worthy of a royal princess's apartment at Versailles Palace.
Excellent condition, fully restored.
Back height: 88cm Seat height: 41cm Width: 57cm Depth 59cm