Jean-Baptiste Boulard, Maitre in 1754; fitted with a Christie's label "Juin 4, 2003, Lot 495/7".
One Settee, 43 3/4 x 5 ft. 10 in. x 26 3/4 in.; height of seat 19 1/2 in.
Pair of Painted Fauteuils en Cabriolet, 36 1/2 x 22 3/4 x 22 3/4 in., height of seat 17 1/2 in.
Three Unpainted Fauteuils en Cabriolet Frames, 36 1/2 x 23 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. height of seat 14 1/4 in.
Note: Jean-Baptiste Boulard worked almost exclusively for the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne from 1777, supplying a plethora of menuiserie to the crown at Versailles, the Tuileries, Fontainebleau and Saint-Cloud. In 1785, he delivered a suite of thirty-six chairs carved by Jean Hauré for the Salon des Jeux at Versailles and in 1786 collaborated with fellow menuisier Jean-Baptiste Sené (matire in 1769), with whom he shared many Royal commissions, to deliver a suite of twelve dining chairs for the salle à manger of Louis XVI at Versailles (P. Verlet, Le Mobilier Royal Francais, vol. I pp. 81-83, n. 31, pl. XLV).
Provenance:Sold Christie's Paris, June 24, 2003, Lot 495 with six fauteuils with tapestry upholstery.
The settee has traces of paint and parcel-gilt on the frame. Repairs to the corners of the top rail with minor losses to the carving. Evidence of old worming with minor age splits and wear to the painted and gilt surface. The pair of white painted fauteuils have minor seam separations with nicks. Evidence of old worming, painting refreshed and new corner blocks. The three fauteuil frames with age splits, losses to the carving and old worming. One of the frames with an epoxy-type filler on the backrest, supports, back legs and some of the garland carving. All with structurally sound frames.
Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.
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