Armchair (bergère) (part of a set), Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené (1748–1803), Carved, painted and gilded walnut; modern cotton twill embroidered in silk, French, Paris

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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 546
Made for Marie-Antoinette’s dressing room at the château de Saint Cloud. The queen’s initials are carved on the top rail.
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France , Cabinet de Toilette, Palace of Saint-Cloud, France (by 1788) ; Marquis de Casaux (until 1923; sale, Hôtel Drout, Paris, December 21, 1923, No. A) ; George and Florence Blumenthal (from 1923) ; Ann Payne Blumenthal (until 1941; to MMA)