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Upholstered Armchair, One of Pair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wood, brocade
  • Place Manufactured: Paris, France
  • DATES ca. 1775
    DIMENSIONS 39 x 26 1/2 x 22 in. (99.1 x 67.3 x 55.9 cm)
    MARKINGS Stamped on inner surface of back seat rails: "P. BRIZARD"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 67.227.4b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Ernest T. Weir
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One of a pair of upholstered armchairs, with open arms and exposed wooden frames. Chairs upholstered in yellow moireen with polychrome floral brocade. Frames carved, gessoed and gilded. Arched back with central rosebud carving surmounting cresting; molded stiles leaf-carved at top. Bowed seat rails; also with central rosebud carving; four cabriole legs ending in scroll feet. Paris. Condition: Good. Gesso chipped off only in a few spots; minor.
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