"Stamped By Louis Charles Carpentier Set Of Large Walnut Armchairs Circa 1760"
Stamped by Louis Charles Carpentier Set of Large Walnut Armchairs Circa 1760.
Elegant and decorative set of two large walnuts carved armchairs, one of them stamped by Louis Charles Carpentier and manufactured in the Louis XV period. The second one manufactured in the 19th-century.
French work, Louis XV period circa 1760.
Dimensions: H 37.79 In. - W 26.77 In - D 21.25 In. - H seat 15.74 In.
In fine original condition, and there upholstered with new beautiful fabric by Lelievre.
Louis-Charles Carpentier specialized in carefully crafted seats and bed woods. Received master in 1752, he set up his workshop in rue de Clery where he worked until 1779. One of his most regular customers was the Prince de Condé for whom he supplied many Louis XVI style seats, most of them in moulded and gilded wood, finely carved. He later became the preferred carpenter for Duke Philippe d'Orleans, who ordered him to make important furniture for his various residences. We can also mention his earlier Louis XV and Transition style furniture, simpler moulded wood, and carved with flowers and foliage, which was probably made for a modest clientele. However, the production of this craftsman, although very conscientious, has often lacked elegance and harmony.
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