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 Set of chairs – Louis XVI era

Set of chairs made of carved, painted wood.

Stamped by J.B. Boulard.
Coat of arms: Château de Versailles

Donated by the Kraemer family.
Location: Château de Versailles

This chair is part of a set that was commissioned by the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne in 1786. It was crafted by Boulard and Sené, the best cabinetmakers and joiners of the 18th century. They were intended for the kitchens of Versailles, Fontainebleau and Saint-Cloud.
The chair is made up of straight, symmetrical lines. The cabinetmakers managed to create a harmonious artwork; the back of the chair and the ornaments are slightly curved. This piece differs from the Louis XV style, which usually features abrupt curves. The multiple mouldings and the fluting patterns contrast with the rest of the piece, which is made out of painted beechwood.