Claude Gorgu - Lacquered Beechwood Armchairs From The Louis XVI Period Circa 1790 flag


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"Claude Gorgu - Lacquered Beechwood Armchairs From The Louis XVI Period Circa 1790"
Claude Gorgu - Lacquered beechwood armchairs from the Louis XVI period circa 1790 from the Hôtel de Jarnac

At the end of the 18th century, Charles-Rosalie de Rohan-Chabot, Count of Jarnac, a Breton gentleman, rented a private mansion in the rue Monsieur, to which he gave his name.
We offer you this beautiful Louis XVI period Salon from the dispersion of the entire furniture of the Jarnac private mansion.

A set of seats stamped by Claude Gorgu Master in 1770 and stamp of the Jurande des Menuisiers et Ébénistes JME. Our set of carved and lacquered beechwood seats ( restored) includes a sofa, two Bergères, and four armchairs, with cabriolet backs, decorated with ribboned rushes, resting on tapered legs with flutes and rudentures.

Our seats are in very good condition, the lacquer has been restored, the upholstery has been refurbished in the old style, all receiving a beautiful floral pattern fabric (new).

A handsome and rare set of Louis XVI period seats circa 1790 in perfect condition, offering a beautiful stamp and a prestigious provenance.

Measurements sofa: H 35.43 In - W 53.93 In - D 20.86 In - Seat high 19.68 In.
Measurements bergeres: H 37.40 In - W 25.59 In - D 18.89 In - Seat high 19.68 In.
Measurements armchairs: H 35.03 In - W 22.83 In - D 17.71 In - Seat high 16.53 In.

Claude Gorgu - cabinetmaker.

Master on July 18, 1770. He practiced for about twenty years, first in the courtyard of the Juiverie near the Bastille, and then on rue du Gindre. He left his mark on Louis XV and Louis XVI chairs of careful manufacture.

Provenance : Collections of the Hôtel de Jarnac, rue Monsieur.

At the end of the Ancien Régime, the Rue Monsieur, opened in 1778 at the request of the Count of Provence, was a fashionable place. For Mademoiselle de Condé and the Marquis de Montesquiou, the architect Alexandre Brongniart built elegant houses with vast gardens and the necessary amenities. In the shadow of the Invalides, neoclassicism reigned.

However, it was another architect that Leonard Chapelle, a prosperous contractor for the king's buildings, solicited in 1783 to build an investment property on a neighboring plot of land that he had just acquired. He appointed Étienne-François Le Grand, whom the Galliffets had called upon a few years earlier for the construction of their hotel.
The high porte-cochere of Chapelle's house conceals a paved courtyard that has remained almost unchanged. A return to the pure and solid Antique dictates the rhythms and lines of this enclosure: Doric colonnades and oculi on the common areas, Ionic portico, and rectangular bays on the facade.
For this resolutely modern residence, Léonard Chapelle spared no expense: a vestibule, a company room and a dining room decorated with sculptures and reliefs, a boudoir, a library, a gallery, a double spiral staircase worthy of an architect's dream, several "English places", bedrooms with bathrooms, offices, service rooms, stables for six horses and, in the basement, vast vaulted rooms for the food services.
However, Chapelle did not settle there. He rented the mansion to a Breton gentleman who left his name, Charles-Rosalie de Rohan-Chabot, Count of Jarnac - younger brother of the sixth Duke.
The name of this occupant and that of his successors tell a story of the Faubourg Saint-Germain: Count de Villèle, Ultra deputy and then minister of the last Bourbon kings, Dupuytren, famous surgeon of Balzacian Paris, Pierre Soltykoff, prince and enthusiastic art lover, Alix de Montmorency, elegant duchess of Valençay, Simone Menier, member by marriage of the chocolate dynasty or, since the second half of the 20th century, a family of passionate collectors who lived there for nearly 50 years.
Price: 25000 €
Artist: Claude Gorgu Reçu Maitre Le 18 Juillet 1790 Et Poinçon De La Jurande Jme
Period: 18th century
Style: Louis 16th, Directory
Condition: Notre salon et en très bon état de conservation (renforts), la laque a été refaite, les garnitures ont été refaites à l’ancienne, l’ensemble recevant un beau tissu à motif florale (neuf).


Reference: 973253
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