Folding Stool

Artist:Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot

Medium: Gessoed and gilded beech, velvet

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1773

Dimensions: 21 x 26 x 20 1/2 in. (53.3 x 66 x 52.1 cm)


Accession Number: 68.202.4

Catalogue Description:
Folding stool, of beech, gessoed and gilded, transitional Louis XVI-XV style. "X" frame with legs round in section, carved with spirals and elongated acanthus leaves at juncture of legs is rosette with bolt in center. Two stretchers joining the four legs at terminals heavily carved with foliate scrolls. One of a set of twelve made for the winter furnishing of the bedroom of the Comtesse d'Artois at Versailles. Stool currently covered with an old, but not original, rose red cover with gold fringe. According to old photos it was formally upholstered in old gold velvet with red and white braid and tasseled fringe. CONDITION - Excellent. Upholstery of course is not original.

Brooklyn Museum