Armchair

Bergere

French (Paris)
Louis XVI
about 1770–75


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

93.8 x 61 x 71 cm (36 15/16 x 24 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2487

Medium or Technique

Carved and painted beechwood; modern upholstery

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Seating and beds

On of a pair (see 65.2488), painted greenish gray. Bead carved semi-circular backs. Carved free standing arm supports over round tapering feet. Upholstered in French silk, ground baise, decorated in delicated floral work. Cushions are loose.

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection