Seltener Satz von 4 Fauteuils, Frankreich, gestempelt J.B. Mouette, ca. 1750


A rare set of four Louis XV painted and newly upholstered fauteuils. The armchairs are painted in a white/ cream colour and covered in silver/ grey linen fabric. They show a cartouche-shaped padded back, serpentine padded seat, on cabriole legs, the top-rail, seat-rail and knees carved with flowers. Scrolled armrests and padded on top. The armchairs are stamped JME JB MOUETTE on the back (see photo). Jean Babtiste Mouette (born 1697, maitre 1740) married into the family of well-known Paris chair makers or 'menuisiers' by wedding the daughter of Etienne Saint-Georges (died 1736) and becoming the brother in law of Claude I Sené (1724-1792), who made chairs and armchairs for Louis XV. Those relationships are visible in design and style: an almost identical pair stamped Etienne Saint-Georges have recently been auctioned at Tajan in Paris. Mouette's work was of finest quality as evident in our set, the added JME in the stamp stands for 'jurande des menuisiers-ébénistes' and would be added once a committee, made up of elected guild members who inspected the workshops four times a year, had approved the quality. This set of four fauteuils is rare considering being stamped and having survived for almost 270 years. Newly upholstered in the French tradition with new springs and webbing and tread strong string through the webbing. Covered with high quality Marc Alexander linen (M200/22, Vintage Silverbirch) with added double welt cord. The set can be sold in pair or set of four on request. Comparative literature: Pierre Kjellberg: Le Mobilier Francais du XVIIIe Siecle, Paris 2008, p. 642 (biography Jean-Baptiste Mouette), p. 808 (biography Etienne Saint-Georges), fig. 809b.


PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD: Frankreich, Jean-Baptiste Mouette, Louis XV, ca. 1750/France, Jean-Baptiste Mouette, Louis XV
MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Holz geschnitzt und gefaßt, Leinenstoff/paintwood, linen fabric
ZUSTAND/CONDITION: Exzellent.  Aufgearbeitet und neu, nach alter französischer Tradition mit Federn und Gurten  gepolstert, bezogen mit hochwertigem Leinenstoff von MARK ALEXANDER, (M200/22, Vintage Silverbirch) und Doppelkeder/ Min. Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren. /Excellent. Newly consolidated and upholstered in the French tradition with new springs and webbing and tread strong string through the webbing. Covered with high quality Marc Alexander linen (M200/22, Vintage Silverbirch) with added double welt cord. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses, minor fading
 
HÖHE/HEIGHT:SITZHÖHE/SEAT HEIGHT:
 85 cm (33.46 in. )
43 cm (16.93 in. )
BREITE/WIDTH:
60 cm (23.62 in.
 TIEFE/DEPTH: 61 cm (24.02 in. )
Price Upon Request

– Verkauft / Sold –