Four Side Chairs (chaises à la reine)

Object Details

Title:

Four Side Chairs (chaises à la reine)

Artist/Maker:

Jacques Gondoin (French, 1737 - 1818)
François-Toussaint Foliot (French, 1748 - about 1839, master 1773)
probably carved by Toussaint Foliot (French, about 1715 - 1798, master 1732)

Culture:

French

Place:

Paris, France (Place created)

Date:

1780 - 1781

Medium:

Gessoed and gilded beech; modern silk upholstery

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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 Neoclassical style with carved bands of ivy, laurel wreaths, and fluting, they stood in the salon du rocher of the Belvedere Pavilion located in the gardens of the palace of Versailles.

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Provenance
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.

1793 -

Sellier

- 1881

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)

- 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 66, to the J. Paul Getty Museum]