In molded and carved beech, the back and the belt carved in their center of peony flowers flanked by foliage, resting on six cambered feet topped with flowers ending in stylized acanthus leaves. Stamped FRC. Reuze and JME under the central crosspiece of the seat.
François Reuze (1716 - March 17, 1799) - Received Master on July 20, 1743. Son of a carpenter, François Reuze worked on the rue de Cléry for more than fifty years, supplying the furniture of the Crown and in particular Marie-Antoinette, as well as the Swedish Court. Despite his longevity, he seems to have favored Louis XV style seats, such as cabriolet armchairs, bergères, sofas or night lights. Of simple and refined ornamentation, the models can receive, to answer the requirements of the Court, a more provided sculpted decoration made up of foliage, foliage, shells and rocaille
He used a mark whose first three letters form an abbreviation of his first name.
The Carnavalet museum (Paris) presents several seats of this carpenter in seats (Bouvier legacy)
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