A Pair of Louis XV Carved Giltwood Fauteuils


A pair of mid-eighteenth century, circa 1755, Louis XV giltwood armchairs by Jean-Baptiste Lebas (French, 1729-after 1795), the cartouche-form backrest and broad seat are upholstered in a floral needlepoint pattern, with arms with conforming manchettes. The giltwood frame is simply carved with the top rail and apron carved with roses, all raised on cabriole legs with shell-carved knees. The chairs are stamped "l. LEBAS", and with multiple small crescent inventory stamps that are likely those of the Château de Chanteloup and with applied inventory number tabs. Measures: 36 x 26 x 27 x 18 inches.

Lebas was a French carpenter who became a master in 1756. From his Parisian workshop, Saint-Esprit, he created work for elite clientele, including the Countess of Barry and the Count of Artois.