Armchair (bergère) (part of a set)

Maker: Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené (1748–1803)

Maker: painted and gilded by Louis-François Chatard (ca. 1749–1819)

Date: ca. 1788

Culture: French, Paris

Medium: Carved, painted and gilded walnut; modern cotton twill embroidered in silk

Dimensions: Overall: 39 × 27 1/4 × 25 1/4 in. (99.1 × 69.2 × 64.1 cm)

Classification: Woodwork-Furniture

Credit Line: Gift of Ann Payne Blumenthal, 1941

Accession Number: 41.205.2

Description

Made for Marie-Antoinette’s dressing room at the château de Saint Cloud. The queen’s initials are carved on the top rail.

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