Armchair from a Furniture Suite (one of six)
Made by: Unknown __ __Frame ||Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory __ __Tapestry
On view in: Mansion Exhibit - Front Hall
About this object
The walnut frames of serpentine outline are carved with a pair of rosebuds at the top of the back and at the center of the seat rail. The knees of the cabriole legs are similarly decorated with a carved rosebud. The tapestry covers represent scenes of La Fontaine's fables after Oudry's designs within elaborate rococo frames with flowers and a rose background. On the back a hawk trying to drink from a jug. On the seat a fox, a turtle and a rabbit.
- FURNITURE, FRENCH
- Object name:
- Seating Furniture
- Made from:
- Walnut -- tapestry
- Made in:
- FRANCE: Paris
- Date made:
- ca. 1760
H. 37 in., W. 25 3/4 in., D. 21 1/2 in.
overall __93.98 CM __65.40 CM __54.61 CM
Detailed information for this item
- Catalog number:
- Signature marks:
- Credit line:
- Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
- Displayed in exhibition:
- A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Organized by Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 1998-2000
- Featured in publication:
- Odom, Anne and Liana Paredes Arend. A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Edited by Nancy Eickel. Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1998.
Arend, Liana Paredes. French Furniture from the Collection of Hillwood Museum & Gardens. Edited by Grace Morsberger. Washington, D.C.: Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 2002.