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 transferred to the queen's personal garde-meuble by 1784.
Source: Archives Nationales, Paris, O/1/3533, dossier 6 (order); Archives Nationales, Paris, O/1/3320, folio 84 verso (delivery); correspondence from Christian Baulez, August 25, 1987.
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.
Source: One of the chairs has the stamp of the Garde-Meuble de la Reine on the underside of the seat rail.
1792 - 1793
French government, Convention Nationale, Garde-Meuble National, sold for 2,300 livres to Citizen Sellier, September 4th, 1793.
Source: Archives départementales des Yvelines, II Q 70; Baulez, Christian. "Deux Sièges de Foliot et de Sené pour Versailles." La Revue du Louvre et des Musées de France, vol. 41 (March 1991), pp. 76-81.
1793 - 1795
Possibly Gabriel-Toussaint Sellier, French, died 1795 (Paris, France), possibly seized by the French government after his execution, May 1795.
Léopold Double, French, 1812 - 1881 (Paris, France) [sold, Objets d'art, tableaux anciens, livres composant la collection Double, Charles Pillet, Paris, May 30-June 1, 1881, lot 427, for 5200 francs to Lecomte]
Source: One of the chairs bears a label that says "Ex museo L. Double."
J. Lecomte, French, (Paris, France)
Comte Henri Greffulhe, French, 1848 - 1932 (Paris, France)
Source: his collection label is pasted underneath two of the chairs.
- by 1939
Charles Michel, French, (12 Avenue de Tourville, Paris, France), sold to Anna Thomson Dodge, between 1933 and 1939.
Source: the chairs are numbers 347-350 in Anna Dodge's inventory in her archive at the Detroit Institute of Arts; Anna Dodge's inventory in the Duveen Brothers stock documentation at the Getty Research Institute, Box 367, Folder 1.
by 1939 - 1970
Anna Thomson Dodge, American, born Scotland, 1871 - 1970 (Rose Terrace, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan), upon her death, held in trust by her estate, 1970.
1970 - 1971
Estate of Anna Thomson Dodge, American, born Scotland, 1871 - 1970 [sold, The Highly Important Collection of French Furniture and Works of Art, Christie's, London, June 24, 1971, lot 66, through French and Company to the J. Paul Getty Museum.]
Source: French and Company invoice, June 28, 1971, in the files of the Sculpture and Decorative Arts department, J. Paul Getty Museum.