Several chairs in the Hoentschel collection boast distinguished provenances. This armchair once belonged to Louise-Élisabeth, eldest daughter of Louis XV, who commissioned furnishings in Paris for her palace in Parma, Italy.
Marking: I I I (incised on back seat rail under slip seat); 99 or 66 (painted twice on back seat rail below slip seat); C(crown)R4865 (branded on the underside of the front seat rail and again on the wood frame of the slip seat - stands for Casa Reale ["Royal Household"]).
Louise-Élisabeth of Parma , Palazzo Ducale, Parma, Italy (from ca. 1749) ; Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)