An exceptional pair of Louis XVI giltwood bergères by Nicolas-Denis Delaisement. Each chair with an arched padded backrest within a frame carved with leaves and surmounted by a bead-and-reel carved chapeau de gendarme cresting and flanked by circular fluted stiles, the padded arm rests and sides with carved scrolled handholds on acanthus carved supports, the loose-cushioned bow-fronted seat with conforming beaded apron, the whole raised on ring-turned tapering spiral carved legs. Both front rails stamped DELAISEMENT.
Private Collection, USA, since the 19th century
Height: 38 in (96.5 cm) Width: 21⁵/₈ in (55 cm) Depth: 25 in (63.5 cm)
circa 1780 96.5 x 55 x 63.5 cm (38 x 21 ⁵/₈ x 25 inches) giltwood France stamped DELAISEMENT