Magnificent, French Armchairs „A La Reine"
from the Manufactory Maison Forest, Paris 2nd Half of the 19th Century
The design of these armchairs is based on a draft from the master Jean-Baptiste Claude Séné, Paris 1770.Extraordinary, leaf-gilded fauteuils of highest quality showcasing extraordinary craftsmanship; finely carved, trailing blossoms, foliate and beaded decorated frame, raised on four fluted, tapering legs.
Backrest, seat and armrests freshly upholstered in our workshops with utmost care by using authentic techniques and materials, with horsehair, traditionally laced springs, and handstitched edges. The chairs are now ready for a cover fabric of your choice. We are very happy to assist with your selection and our covering services inhouse.
In 1883 the “Maison Forest” manufactory was located at 14 rue Pierre Picard and rue Cambaceres in Paris. It was and still is famous for its remarkable craftsmanship, fine decorations, and their high quality bronze mounts.
Jean-Baptiste Claude Séné is the most renowned member of his family. At the age of 22 he received his master’s degree due to his extraordinary talent.From 1785 he was supplier to the Garde — Meuble de la Couronne.Subsequently, he became the purveyor to the court of the French king and queen. He made furniture for Versailles Palace, Fontainebleau, as well as many members of the royal family
French Armchairs „A La Reine" H: 105 cm, W: 69 cm, D: 70 cm