PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CANADIAN COLLECTION
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GREY-PAINTED FAUTEUILS A LA REINE, ONE STAMPED E MEUNIER, CIRCA 1775
height 39 in.; width 26 in.; depth 21 in.
99.1 cm; 66 cm; 53.3 cm
Very good overall condition. Some refreshments to painted decoration with some scattered rubbing and very minor losses to some carved decorations. Age shrinkage at joints but very sturdy. Generous and comfortable proportions. Upholstery in excellent condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Galerie Maurice Segoura, Paris, 1985
Etienne Meunier became master in the 1730s and was part of a family of joiners and woodcarvers based in the Rue de Cléry. The majority of his production was in the Louis XV taste, with a particular focus on desk chairs, but his workshop remained active until the mid-1770s. This pair is a rare survival of his work in the neoclassical Louis XVI style.