Lot 1046
  • 1046

A LOUIS XV GILTWOOD CANAPÉ EN CORBEILLE BY JEAN AVISSE, MID-18TH CENTURY |

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • height 36 1/4 in.; width 73 1/2 in.; depth 28 1/4 in.
  • 92 cm; 187 cm; 72 cm
stamped IAVISSEJean Avisse, maître in 1745

Provenance

Didier Aaron, Paris

Catalogue Note

Like many menuisiers in 18th century, Avisse came from a family of chairmakers and was based in the rue de Cléry in the Right Bank of Paris (now in the 2nd arrondissement).
The term canapé en corbeille (literally 'basket-shaped') designates a sofa where the seat rail and arm rests curve inwards at the ends, and was one of the many innovative forms developed by Parisian joiners during the Louis XV period.  This type of sofa is also referred to as an ottomane in the third volume of André-Jacob Roubo's L’Art du Menuisier (1772), plate 237 fig.1.
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