One of a set of a sofa and eight armchairs F331-F339. Chair with Beauvais tapestry covers applied to an English nineteenth-century carved and gilt limewood frame in the Louis XVI style. The tapestries have no decorative framework and show scenes of a French regiment on the move. They come from the series 'Les Convois Militaires' which was first woven in 1786 but was revived under Napoleon for furnishing Saint-Cloud, and large numbers of covers to these designs were woven at Beauvais under the First Empire. Without any decorative framework, however, the tapestry covers on this chair appear to date from the first weaving. The stamp of C.Mellier & Co. indicates that the frames of this set were mad...
1872 - 1890 (sofa and armchair frames)
Limewood, carved and gilded, woven tapestry.
97.8 x 66.5cm
Images and text © Wallace Collection, 2017
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