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Armchair

Six fauteuils and canage (65.2493-65.2498). All upholstered in Beauvais, bordered with brass headed nails. Tapestries depict Fables of Fontaine by Oudry; foliated carving around frames. Cabriole legs; carving on knees. Donkey with two small animals.

Provenance

Possibly with Duveen Bros., New York [see note 1]. Clarence Mackay, Roslyn, New York [see note 1]. By 1946, with Basil Dighton, New York; January 21, 1946, December 16, 1946, or January 1947 [see note 2], sold by Basil Dighton to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] See J. Munger "The Forsyth Wickes Collection," 1992, p. 314. [2] This set of six chairs was acquired by Forsyth Wickes on three separate dates, all from Basil Dighton. On January 21, 1946, Wickes purchased 2 chairs; on December 16, 1946, he purchased 1 chair; on January 10, 1947, he purchased the remaining 3.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

fauteuil à la reine

French, Regence period, about 1730–40

Dimensions

Overall: 103 x 71.2 x 79.4 cm (40 9/16 x 28 1/16 x 31 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2496

Medium or Technique

Beechwood; 18th-century tapestry-woven upholstery

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture