Armchair (fauteuil à la reine)

Various artists/makers

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 527

Although intended to furnish Marie-Antoinette’s grand cabinet intérieur at the château de Versailles during the winter months, the chair and the rest of the set were removed in 1783, when the grand cabinet intérieur was redecorated and placed in the queen’s billiard room on the floor above. Sold during the French Revolution, the entire set of furniture was acquired by the American statesman Gouverneur Morris, who served as minister of the United States in France from 1792 to 1794. The pieces were subsequently sent to Morrisania, Morris’s country estate in the Bronx.

#2266. Armchair (fauteuil íæ la reine), Part 1



  1. 2266. Armchair (fauteuil íæ la reine), Part 1
  2. 2267. Armchair (fauteuil íæ la reine), Part 2
Armchair (fauteuil à la reine), Jacques Gondouin (1737–1818), Carved and gilded beech; modern silk lampas, French, Paris

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