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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. WENDELL CHERRY

A pair of Louis XVI carved giltwood bergères
circa 1775, stamped J. Audry
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 65,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. WENDELL CHERRY

A pair of Louis XVI carved giltwood bergères
circa 1775, stamped J. Audry
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 65,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important French Furniture, Ceramics and Carpets including Property from the Estate of Mrs. Robert Lehman

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A pair of Louis XVI carved giltwood bergères
circa 1775, stamped J. Audry
Jacques Audry (1743-1784), maître in 1777
height 35 in.; width 24 in.; depth 18 in.
89 cm; 61 cm; 46 cm
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Provenance

Antenor Patiño

The Alexander Collection, sold Christie's New York, 30 April 1999, lot 49 ($145,500)

Literature

J. Nicolay, L'Art et la Manière des Ebénistes Français au XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1976, p. 38, fig. A.   

Catalogue Note

This pair of bergères is en suite with two fauteuils and a canapé by François-Claude Menant, sold from the collection of Thelma Chrysler Foy, Parke Bernet, New York, 22-23 May, 1959, lots 719-721. This might indicate a larger order divided by a marchand-mercier between at least two menuisiers. Menant only became maître in 1786 but his workshop being located in an endroit privilégié (rue de Charenton) could have enabled him to have used his stamp before becoming maître.  A similar bergère (one of a pair) stamped C.-L. Burgat in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is illustrated B. G. B. Pallot, L'art du siège au XVIIIe siècle en France, Paris, 1987, p. 182.  

Important French Furniture, Ceramics and Carpets including Property from the Estate of Mrs. Robert Lehman

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New York