Chaise (side chair)
Beech, gilding; silk upholstery
Overall: 41 x 23 x 21 in. ( 104.1 x 58.4 x 53.3 cm )
Carved and gilded beechwood Louis XVI chaise (side chair) with arched rectangular back in molded frame with carved paquerettes and acanthus; trapezoidal seat with seat rail carved similarly to the crest rail; on circular tapering spiral-reeded legs headed by leaf tips and beaded. Original upholstery housed separately; chair currently upholstered in fabric reproducing original covering.
Gift of Mrs. Gouverneur Morris
stenciled: on chair webbing: French Royal Inventory Number-Versailles Crowned W #194
Made for the Grand Cabinet Interior de la Reine de Versailles, Marie Antoinette, ca. 1779
Gouverneur Morris, ca. 1793 to 1816 (U.S. Minister to French Court during French Revolution).
Olson, Roberta J. M. "A selection of European paintings and objects." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 182-187.
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