Louis-François Bellangé was the younger brother of Pierre-Antoine Bellangé. Before the revolution he was a menuisier-ébéniste, his trade label announced: Bellangé Le Jne. Menuisier-Ebéniste et en bâtiment, rue du Faubourg-Saint Martin à Paris. He supplied furniture to Napoleon I circa 1811. Seat furniture and tables which he produced frequently incorporated carved lion's masks and supports similar to those on the offered armchairs. A very similar set of seat furniture stamped L. Bellangé, with curved backrests and almost identical lions' head terminals and leaf-carved animal legs was sold, Christie's, London, June 12, 1997, lot 115. Another suite, formerly in the collection of Madame Rosine Stern was sold, Ader, Paris, April 20, 1932.
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