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A Louis XV gilt walnut folding stool, from the Duchess of Parma at Colorno, circa 1755
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A Louis XV gilt walnut folding stool, from the Duchess of Parma at Colorno, circa 1755
Estimate
20,00030,000
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A Louis XV gilt walnut folding stool, from the Duchess of Parma at Colorno, circa 1755
upholstered with green and gold brocatelle; (regilt; both seatrails replaced)
Haut. 69 cm,  larg. 70 cm,  prof. 53 cm ; Height 17 in., width 27 1/2  in., depth 20 in.
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Provenance

Delivered for Louis XV's eldest daughter, Louise-Élisabeth de France (1727–1759), Duchess of Parma, for her palace at Colorno

Literature

A. Gonzales-Palacios, Il patrimonio artistico del Quirinale, Gli Arredi Franceci, 1995, n°29, pp. 186-187

Catalogue Note

Summer residence of the Dukes of Parma, Colorno belonged to Madame Infante, Duchess of Parma (1727-1759), eldest daughter of Louis XV who married in 1739 the Spanish Infante Don Philip. Following the Treaty of Aix-La Chapelle, they took possession in 1748 of the Duchy of Parma. Madame Louise-Elisabeth, ambassador of French style, furnished the castle after two long journeys to Versailles and Paris in 1749 and between September 1752 and September 1753. She had many objects and furniture transported to Parma.

Four matching folding stools are kept at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, and come from the Duchess of Parma at Colorno. Our folding model is from this series, whose provenance is attested by the presence of the Colorno mark and label (see A. Gonzales-Palacios, op.cit.) on one of them. This series was supposed to include about thirty pieces. Highly influenced by Parisian carpentry and by Foliot’s craftsmanship, it is possible that this model was made by French artisans on site in Parma.

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