Wonderful “en cabriolet” Bergere, very comfortable with its large cushion and padded armrests but also truly solid. Made in carved walnut it shows a rounded outline and terse moldings with harmoniously curved feet. The top and the center are decorated with carved “fleurettes”.
It is newly covered with a “Toile de Jouy” fabric having a very 18th Century pastoral design.
This Bergere -on one of the back post-is marked M.Delaporte (M for Martin),who became Maitre Ebeniste in 1738 and deceased in 1756.Next to it, it carryes also the JME mark for” Jurande des Maitres Ebenistes”,a mandatory Association guaranteing the piece was made as it should have been.
OF THE PERIOD: Louis XV
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1750
PERIOD: 18th Century and Earlier
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Fabric, Walnut
MATERIALS NOTES: Walnut and Fabric
CONDITION: Good. Condition is as seen in pictures.
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 39 in. (99 cm)
WIDTH: 26.5 in. (67 cm)
DEPTH: 27 in. (69 cm)