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A pair of carved giltwood bergères both stamped L. Cresson Louis XV, circa 1740
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A pair of carved giltwood bergères both stamped L. Cresson Louis XV, circa 1740
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A pair of carved giltwood bergères both stamped L. Cresson Louis XV, circa 1740
each with an arched serpentine padded back above padded arms and loose cushion serpentine seat, the knees carved with a stylised scallopshell on cabriole legs terminating in scrolled feet, within a moulded frame carved with rocaille and acanthus on a trelliswork ground and engraved with acanthus on the back; regilt 
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Provenance

Acquired from Mallett Antiques, London.

Bibliographie

Mallett 2006, illustrated pp. 102-103.

Description

Louis (I) Cresson was born in 1706 and died in 1761 and was the son of Jean Cresson the ébéniste. He was received maître-menuisier in 1738 and was established in the rue de Cléry in the workshop of `Image de Saint-Louis'. He worked for the Duc d'Orléans, the Prince de Condé and in 1760 the Menus-Plaisirs and commissioned a mechanical chair for the Duke of Burgundy the grandson of Louis XV. He had two types of stamps one with a final N reversed. His seat furniture can be found in major Museum collections such as the Musée Carnavalet, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum, New York and Waddesdon Manor, Hertfordshire, the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg and the Royal Palace, Stockholm.

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