Jul 12, 2008

Louis XV winged fireside bergere




Louis XV winged fireside bergere - Jean-Baptiste Cresson

Circa 1755.


Dimensions : 109 H x 81 W x 61 D cm.

Seat height : 46 cm.

Original : Private collection, Allier-France.

This Louis XV bergere Created by talented woodsman Jean-Baptiste Cresson, this magnificent wide and comfortable winged chair invites one to relax. Known as a panelled or winged chair, it resembles a fireside bergère with its low seat, ample dimensions and functionality, but is rarer with its elegant and bold ornamentation which gives it its noble bearing.

A succession of generous serpentine curves creates a rhythm in the piece’s welcoming lines marked by sculpted plant motifs which date this rare and elegant chair as from the mid-18th century.

Jean-Baptiste Cresson (1720-1781)

This master antique furniture cabinet-maker worked in 1741 in Rue de Cléry in Paris ; he descended from a long line of cabinet-makers apprenticed to other famous woodsmen such as Nadal. A remarkable feature is the excellent quality of this master craftsman’s work, in both the Rocaille and Louis XV styles.

3 comments:

  1. If i could afford this i would ruin it instantly by drooling all over it.

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  2. These boast of your rich artistic senses make the observers envious.

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  3. Anyone sitting on the chair would really feel like a king.
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