A pair of Fauteuils a la reine in the manner of Louis Cresson circa 1740
Each with a waved toprail decorated with rocaille carvings and centered by a scallop-shell, above downward scrolling padded arms. The front of the seat with similar carvings above cabriole legs terminating in scrolled feet.
Louis Cresson 1706 – 1761
Louis Cresson was born in 1761 in Paris. He became a master 1738 and opend up a workshop in rue de Cléry. He had many requests from the French aristocracy including Prince de Mérodé-Grimberghen, the Duc d’Orléans, and the Prince de Condé. Furniture by Louis Cresson are often described as grandeur, rich in detail and having graceful lines, and being “florid without excess, sinuous without tameness”.
His pieces are often described as sumptuous, rich with detail, having graceful lines, and being “florid without excess, sinuous without tameness”.
H. 104 cm W. 74 cm
Excellent condition, minor wear consistent with age.