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Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S113
Four Side Chairs (chaises à la reine)
Paris, France (Place created)
1780 - 1781
Gessoed and gilded beech; modern silk upholstery
These chairs were part of a suite of eight side chairs and eight armchairs made for the French queen Marie-Antoinette (reigned 1774-1792). Designed in the
1781 - before 1784
French Crown, Garde-Meuble de la Couronne (salon du rocher, the Belvédère, the Petit Trianon, Versailles, France), ordered from the menuisier François-Toussaint Foliot on November 29, 1780 for use by Marie-Antoinette. Delivered in July of 1781 and subsequently transferred to the queen's personal garde-meuble by 1784.
by 1784 - 1792
French Crown, Garde-Meuble de la Reine (salon du rocher, the Belvédère, the Petit Trianon, Versailles, France), nationalized by the revolutionary government in 1792.
1792 - 1793
French government, Garde-Meuble National, sold for 2,300 livres to Citizen Sellier in September of 1793.
Léopold Double (Paris, France) [sold, Paris, May 30-June 1, 1881, no. 427]
Comte Henri de Greffulhe, 1848 - 1932 (Paris, France)
Duveen Brothers, Inc. (New York City, New York)
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 66, to the J. Paul Getty Museum]