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Set of twelve armchairs with allegories of the four continents

After a composition by Jean Jacques François Le Barbier
(French, Rouen 1738–1826 Paris)

Maker: Workshop of de Menou (French, active 1780–93)
Factory: Beauvais
Patron: Commissioned for Louis XVI, King of France (French, Versailles 1754–1793 Paris)
Date: designed ca. 1786, woven 1790–91; on second half 19th century frames
Culture: French, Beauvais
Medium: Carved and gilded wood; wool, silk
Dimensions: Each 37-3/4 x 27 x 24 in. (95.9 x 68.6 x 61.0 cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Claus von Bülow Gift, 1978
Accession Number: 1978.404.7a–c – .18a–c

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