Louis XV Pair of French Armchairs or Fauteuils, Stamped Jean-Jacques Pothier

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Specifications

Room Living Room
Period before 1890
Item type Antiques & Vintage
Size Unique
All materials No
Dimensions H 88 cm x W 70 cm x D 56 cm
Product Code ‌111447

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Description

A near identical pair of chairs illustrated on the front cover of Robert Couturier's new book. For the period, these armchairs are significantly broader than most at 70 cm wide. Jean-Jacques Pothier, was one of the few makers of the period to specialise in producing chairs of this scale. Each chair stamped I Pothier on the front rail. Literature Bibliographie: Cat. expo., Grands Ebénistes et Menuisiers Parisiens du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1955-1956, Madeleine Jarry, Le Siège Français, Office du Livre, Fribourg, 1973, ill. 174. Svend Eriksen, Early Neo-Classicism in France, Faber and Faber, Londres, 1974, pl. 159. Bill G.B. Pallot, L'Art du Siège au XVIIIe Siècle en France, ACR - Gismondi Editeurs, Courbevoie, 1987, p. 177. Nicholas Wells Antiques is based in London, United Kingdom. We are members of LAPADA and CINOA.

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