Chairs & Sofas
Jean-Baptiste Boulard (circa 1725-1789)
Chairs & Sofas du 18th century
A pair of Louis XVI gilded wood bergeres
DIMENSIONS : l. 25.59 .inH. 34.65 .inP. 21.65 .in
MATERIAUX : Gilded wood
PROVENANCE : France
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Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Boulard
With a square molded, carved and gilded wood back, underlined by a pearled row and a frieze of water leaves, armrests trimmed with cuffs ending in scrolls, on cavet consoles adorned with an acanthus leaf, tapered legs with curved flutes. Pavane silk droguet upholstery.
Maître on April 17, 1755
He supplied marchands merciers and a distinguished clientele, notablyle Comte d' Artois for Bagatelle and le Duc de Penthièvre for the Château de Bizy. From 1775, he is one of the official carpenters of the Garde-Meuble of the Crown, for the service of the Menus-Plaisirs of the King. The most important deliveries for the Crown date from 1783 to 1786 when Marc-Antoine Thierry de Ville d'Avray, the newly appointed Commissioner General of the Garde-Meuble, undertook to refurnish the main royal residences. They continued until the fall of the royalty in August 1792, the "widow Boulard" and her son Benoît-François continuing the activity of the workshop in the rue de Cléry. Boulard's deliveries were mainly destined for Versailles, Marly, Montreuil, Fontainebleau, Compiègne, Rambouillet, Saint-Cloud, La Muette, Choisy, the Tuileries; in addition to these royal houses, he also provided services to the numerous administrations of the Crown in Paris.