Pair of Transitional Style French Petit and Gros Point Needlepoint Bergères For Sale
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Pair of Transitional Style French Petit and Gros Point Needlepoint Bergères

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Pair of French bergères in the transitional style between Louis XV and Louis XVI. The channeled rectangular neoclassical back with petit and gros point needlework with bold floral motifs centered with a Chinese figural scene, embroidered padded arms and serpentine seat with closed sides with floral spray design. Rococo carved apron with foliage supported on four slight cabriole legs ending in a scrolled foot. Stamped by maker Verdan. A bergère is designed for lounging in comfort with a wider seat than that of regular fauteuil, though the bergères are more formal. A bergère in the 18th century was essentially a "meuble courant", designed to be moved about to suit convenience, rather than being ranged permanently formally along the walls as part of the décor. Ancient Greek and Italian architect inspired the Louis XVI furniture style. The transition period between Louis XV and XVI started a few years before King Louis XV's death in 1774. The style slowly transitioning from the charming ornate rococo shapes to now cleaner lines and just a slight cabriole leg. When the transition was completed, geometric shapes replaced rococo curves and the straight tapering leg superseded cabriole legs.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    good antique condition.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 35.5 in. x W 27 in. x D 22 in.H 90.17 cm x W 68.58 cm x D 55.88 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    10048
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    12011092273
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