Beech, poplar, textile
each approx.: 38 3/4 x 29 x 26 in. ( 98.4 x 73.7 x 66 cm )
Pair of beech Louis XV armchairs ("fauteuils"); medallion-shaped back with rosette carved crest rail; open serpentine arms on molded serpentine arm supports; wide U-shaped seat with serpentine front edge upholstered over the rail with green and gold damask; upholstery also on back and arms; carved knees and skirt with cabriole legs.
Bequest of A. E. Gallatin
These chairs were owned in New York by a member of the Gallatin family, possibly Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), who served as United States minister to France from 1816 to 1823.
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