Marquise ‘Bergère’ (Bergère à la Reine)
By Nicolas-Quinibert FOLIOT (attributed)
Louis XV period, circa 1750
H. 89 cm; L. 94 cm; P. 66 cm
Exceptional marquise ‘bergere’ with sides trimmed, the curved backrest and the armrests supports multiple moldings and “coup-de-fouets”, the sides sculpted with small leaves.
This seat have a rare quality sculpture, flowered branches, spinning more than one third of the length of the upper and lower rails, as well as the upper bouquet – framed with accents and a large overlapping shell – a characteristic of high quality production.
For these sculptures of branches and the descending curve of the upper crosspiece of the record, we can compare this bergere from the other one, presented in the castle of Versailles (fig. 1) stamped NQ. FOLIOT and the most beautiful models reproduced in the reference books namely stamped Nicolas Heurtaut (Fig. 2), or those attributed to Michel Cresson from furnishing the castle of ‘Abondant’ currently presented in the Louvre (Fig. 3)
‘Marquises’, seats pair products for salons or unit for bedrooms, are extremely rare seats which there are only very few copies under the reign of Louis XV.
Condition Report :
This seat is presented in an old lacquer (gaps and cracks) “rechampie” with gilt, lined with embossed velvet from the previous owner (insignificant wear to the seat)
Original straps, original ankles, a small crack on the back along half the breadth (not visible in front) not affecting the structure.
A little break to a molding (approx. 0,3 in).
Sell price refurbished by our craftsmen.