Series of 4 mahogany chairs with rectangular molded back and carved in its center of a lyre in the antique style; front legs in the form of balusters completed with rings in their strangled part and finished with a top. Rear feet in saber. Waffle velvet upholstery with red lines, enhanced with gold studded braids. Empire period.
Stamp of QUENNE on the belt of each chair.
The model is beautiful, sober and martial, typical of the Empire, with great similarities with the style of Marcion.
Etienne François Quenne (1766-1837) started his carreer prior to the Revolution until 1837. We was one of the major provider of the crown under the Empire and the Restoration, probably as a subcontractor of Marcion and Jacob for large official orders.
For these beautiful seats of a quality worthy of an official palace, we have chosen a restoration as an audience chair, as one sees in the corridors and entrances of imperial palaces or in the Louvre Museum.
The use lends itself to a vestibule, corridor, a music room (lyres), around a game table or a small dining room table.
Our chairs are in perfect condition, they have been fully restored with a horsehair upholstery on straps, knife blade, covered with new velvet embossed (house Lelièvre), the mahogany received a varnish stamp redone.
Nice set, rare.
Height : 87cm
Width : 45cm
Depth : 45cm
2 600 €