Six fauteuils and canage (65.2493-65.2498). All upholstered in Beauvais, bordered with brass headed nails. Tapesries depict Fables of Fontaine by Oudry; foliated carving around frames. Cabriole legs; carving on knees. Two monkeys.
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:  See J. Munger "The Forsyth Wickes Collection," 1992, p. 314.  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.
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection