each with a cartouche-shaped backrest, the arched molded top rail centered by a heart-shaped motif flanked by leaf tips, the padded armrests, raised on molded voluted supports, the serpentine-fronted seat raised on cabriole legs carved at the knees with flowerheads ending in leaf-carved toes.
Jean-Baptiste Gourdin (1723-1781) was the eldest son of the menuisier Jean Gourdin (père Gourdin). For a full discussion of the life and work of this profilic family of menuisiers see Caroline Legrand, 'Les Gourdin menuisiers du XVIII', L'Estampille/L'Objet d'Art, April 2004, pp. 72-84.
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