Pair of Side Chairs (chaises à la reine)

Object Details

Title:

Pair of Side Chairs (chaises à la reine)

Artist/Maker:

Jean Boucault (French, 1705 - 1786, master 1728)

Culture:

French

Place:

Paris, France (Place created)

Date:

about 1765 - 1770

Medium:

Gessoed and gilded beech; modern silk velvet upholstery

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Furniture became increasingly specialized in the 1700s in France, as craftsmen produced objects for use on every occasion. Chairs came in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as these chaises à la reine, which were low and comfortably padded--suitable to be drawn close to a fire. They were once part of a fifteen-piece suite of seating furniture acquired secondhand from the upholsterer Claude-François Capin for Louis XVI at the palace of Versailles.

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Provenance
1783 - 1792

French Crown, Garde-Meuble de la Couronne (château de Versailles, France), part of a suite of furniture acquired by the order of the baron de Breteuil and delivered by the tapissier Capin in 1783, nationalized by the revolutionary government in 1792.

1792 - 1793

French government, Garde-Meuble National, sold November 25, 1793 (5 frimaire, an II), no. 5672, to Gastinet for 1,610 livres.

1793 -

Gastinet, French (Paris (France))

Before 1885

Galerie Cazeau-Béraudière [sold, Paris, May 18-30, 1885, part of no. 902]

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Duveen Brothers, Inc. (New York City, New York)

- 1970

Anna Thomson Dodge, American, born Scotland, 1871 - 1970 (Rose Terrace, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan)

1970 - 1971

Estate of Anna Thomson Dodge, American, born Scotland, 1871 - 1970 [sold, Christie's, London, June 24, 1971, lot 65, to the J. Paul Getty Museum]