The design for this tricoteuse was probably first conceived by the powerful Parisian marchand-merciers, and made with minimal variations by ébénistes such as Martin Carlin (see Kjellberg, op. cit., p. 160) or Jean-Henri Riesener, who supplied one to Marie-Antoinette at Saint-Cloud – now in the Musée Nissim de Camondo (cf. Mabille, op. cit., p. 38).
A tricoteuse of nearly identical design, also by Roger Vandercruse, sold Christie's London, 11 June 2003, lot 51.
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