"Stamped P. E. Langlois - Pair Of Chairs In Cabriolet - Louis XVI Period"Lovely pair of small cabriolet chairs in cream lacquered beech.
They rest on four tapered fluted legs,
the medallion back and the belt are simple molding
They both bear the stamp of Pierre-Eloi LANGLOIS, with the hallmark of Jurande JME.
Next to it is a second C.I.V.M stamp referenced by Monsieur SALVERTE as that of the sculptor: Claude JAVOY, cabinetmaker and sculptor. (See the work of V. Kjellberg p. 443)
Fabric in very good condition.
Pierre Eloi LANGLOIS (1738 - 1805)
Pierre-Eloi Langlois acquired his master's degree in 1774 and settled in rue de Lappe until the Revolution, then transferred his workshop to the Cour de la Juiverie, near the ditches of the Bastille.
This craftsman is best known for his seats, with simple and pure lines, produced under the reign of Louis XVI and the Directory. The mahogany he particularly liked was of very good quality and many models with openwork grid files were molded or decorated with discreet sculptures.
Master on September 29, 1779, he worked rue d'Argenteuil until 1783, then left for Nantes.
Taking advantage of the prestige that his quality as a Parisian craftsman gave him, he soon took orders from the main merchants in the city. So he was struggling with the persecution of carpenters from Nantes, who argued their privileges to try to oust this competitor. Javoy had to support a long trial against their lawyer, which he managed to win in 1787.