One of a set of six armchairs, four small settees and a sofa, F208-18. Armchair (fauteuil) with a carved and gilt frame of beech, upholstered on a chassis frame and covered with modern coral silk faille.
This set of seat furniture appears to have been made for the duc de Montmorency in the mid 1780s, probably for his principal Parisian residence, the Hôtel de Montmorency in the rue Saint-Marc. The set originally consisted of at least seventeen pieces and, judging from the numbers on the settees, may have been larger still.
Similar ionic pilasters and similarly shaped legs appear in an armchair design published in the 'Cabinet des Modes' in 1786. In other respects this set resembles seat furni...