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Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S114
Pair of Folding Stools (pliants)
Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené (French, 1748 - 1803, master 1769)
Carved by Nicolas-François Vallois (French, 1738 - 1788)
Originally gilded by Chatard (French)
and Chaudron (French)
Originally upholstered by Claude-François Capin (French, active 1763 - 1792)
and possibly after a design by Gilles-Paul Cauvet (French, 1731 - 1788)
Paris, France (Place created)
Gessoed, painted, and gilded beech; modern upholstery
These stools were part of an order of sixty-four for the French queen Marie-Antoinette's salles de jeux (gaming rooms) at the palaces of
The wooden X-frame base, a traditional design that originated in
1786 - 1792
French Crown, Garde-Meuble de la Couronne (the salles des jeux de la reine in the châteaux de Fontainebleau and de Compiègne), from a set of sixty-four ordered in two groups, at the cost of 720 livres per stool, by Jean Hauré in 1786, nationalized by the revolutionary government in 1792.
1792 - after 1806
French government, Garde-Meuble National (remained at Fontainebleau and Compiègne from 1792 to 1797; those at Compiègne used to furnish the palais du Luxembourg and the Tuileries in 1797, then sent to Fontainebleau; twelve used in the emperor's bedchamber at the Tuileries in 1806)
Michel (Paris, France)
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 69, to the J. Paul Getty Museum]