Louis XV Fauteuils en Cabriolet by Jean Baptiste Gourdin

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A beautiful matched pair of Louis XV painted fauteuils en cabriolet. One attributed to furniture maker Jean Baptiste Gourdin (Maître le 26 mars 1748)

Based on Rue de Cléry, he produced a variety of seats in the Louis XV style but also some characteristic of the Transition period. His chairs are found in a number of notable collections such as the British Royal Collection as well as the collection of the late Roberto Polo.

Both armchairs are covered in associated 18th-century needle work tapestries representing naturalistic scenes and a courting couple.

It is highly probable the armchairs were painted black at the end of the 18th-century to commemorate the death of King Louis XVI. Such surviving examples are very rare and form a beautiful testament to the end of the French Monarchy

France, Circa 1760s

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