Part of a set ordered in 1753 by Baron Johann Hartvig Ernst Bernstorff, Danish ambassador to the court of Versailles. The chairs are covered in their original tapestry covers woven in Beauvais between 1754–56 with animal and bird subjects after designs by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686–1755).
Signature: Stamped three times on back chair rail, including one underneath inventory mark of Prince Georg [slightly obscured by the crowned G]: N Q FOLIOT
Marking: Burned on back chair rail inside: crowned G (inventory mark of Prince Georg); incised on back chair rail: I
Count Johann Hartvig Ernst Bernstorff , Bernstorff Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (from ca. 1754/56) ; Andreas Peter Bernstorff (until 1797) ; Prince Frederick Ferdinand and Princess Caroline of Denmark (until 1881) ; King Georg of the Hellenes (from 1881; sold to Charles Wertheimer) ; [ Charles Wertheimer , London, until 1902; sold to Morgan ] ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1902–13; sold to Duveen) ; [ Duveen Brothers , London and New York, 1913–19; sold to Rockefeller ] ; John D. Rockefeller Jr. , New York (1919–35; to MMA)