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Armchair

Designer:
Designed by Henri-Jules-Ferdinand Bellery-Desfontaines (French, Paris 1867–1910)
Maker:
Possibly made by Gagnant
Maker:
Possibly carved by Léon-Albert Jallot (born 1874)
Factory director:
Tapestry covers possibly by Antoine Jorrand , Aubusson
Date:
ca. 1905
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Walnut, brass, copper, and cotton, wool, and silk tapestry
Dimensions:
56 1/2 x 23 3/8 x 26 in. (143.5 x 59.4 x 66.0 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.213
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
This is one of several pieces made for a Parisian doctor by the name of Tissier. The tapestry covers were most likely executed at the Aubusson factory of Antoine Jorrand after Bellery-Desfontaine's designs.
Dr. Tissier (probably Dr. Paul Tissier) (before 1909–after 1927)
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