mid 18th century, stamped Lebas
Two identical sets of six chairs each have appeared on the international auction market; one set, stamped Lebas, was sold, Sotheby's, London, May 17, 1963, lot 129. The second set, also stamped Lebas was sold, Sotheby's, New York, May 21, 1988, lot 147.
Jean-Baptiste Lebas had his workshop on rue de Cléry, under the sign "Saint-Esprit". He supplied seat furniture for a distinguished clientèle including the Comte d'Artois; he also received commissions from the comtesse du Barry for Louveciennes.
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