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A pair of carved giltwood large armchairs, in the manner of Cresson

early Louis XV, circa 1740

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THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR TOGETHER WITH LOTS 109, 112, 142 AND 279

A pair of carved giltwood large armchairs, in the manner of Cresson

early Louis XV, circa 1740

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A pair of carved giltwood large armchairs, in the manner of Cresson

early Louis XV, circa 1740

each with a cartouche-shaped padded back, above padded downscrolled arms, and bowed padded seat, on cabriole legs, the top and seat-rail centred by a pomegranite flanked by foliage and rocaille, on a trelliswork ground; regilded
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literaure:
Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 210, fig. A and p. 211.

The stylised pomegranites on the top-and seat-rails are similar to the work of Michel Cresson (maître in 1740), see for example, Kjellberg, op. cit., p. 210,  fig. A. He was the youngest son of the menuisier Jean Cresson and brother of Louis. Michel worked in the rue de Cléry and supplied seat furniture to the Prince de Condé at both the Palais-Bourbon and Chantilly.

However, it should not be discounted that the chairs may be the work of René Cresson (received Master 1738), see for example the armchair illustrated by Kjellberg op. cit., p.211 with very similar cartouches on the knees as well as the pomegranite carving on the rails.  

For a pair of armchairs possibly by Michel Cresson, with identical shaped back and the top and seat rail carved with a pomegranite, see lot 238, sold Christie's, New York, 21st May 2003.  

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