A set of Louis XV carved giltwood fauteuils

A set of Louis XV carved giltwood fauteuils

£12,500
Reference

1221

A set of four Louis XV carved giltwood fauteuils by FranÇoise Reuze, one stamped FRC REUZE, each with cartouche-shaped back, the channelled and carved frame with raised cabochon to cresting and rail, the cabriole legs similarly treated, terminating in scroll feet, upholstered in a tobacco-coloured floral silk.

Re-gilt.

FranÇoise Laurent Reuze (1716-1799) was awarded maître in 1743. The son of the maître-menuisier, Pierre, FranÇoise produced seat furniture in the mature Louis XV style characterised by its ample and generous proportions and a fluidity of line. He enjoyed the patronage of Queen Marie-Antoinette and the Swedish Court and flourished in the rue de Cléry for over 50 years.

Dimensions:

Height 89.5 cm / 35 "
Width 68 cm / 27"
Depth 60 cm / 23 34"
Year

circa 1750

Country

France

Provenance

2007 - Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd

Literature

A number of pieces by Reuze, including a marquise à la reine, are in the collection of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris (see Anne Forray-Carlier, Le Mobiler du Musée Carnavalet, Dijon, 2000, p.110).

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