Pair of "à la Reine" bergeres

 

SULPICE BRIZARD (CIRCA 1735 - 1798)

 

A PAIR OF « A LA REINE » BERGERES




FRANCE

 

18TH CENTURY, LOUIS XVI PERIOD (1775 – 1790)

 

 

Stamped on each bergere : BRIZARD

Sulpice Brizard, Received master in 1762

 

 

Red velvet upholstery

 

 

Dimensions :

Height : 37 in.

Width : 25 5/8 in.

Depth : 22 7/8 in.



Pair of bergères called "à la Reine" in carved and giltwood from the Louis XVI period stamped by Sulpice Brizard, decorated with ribbon-twist and acanthus leaves. They rest on four fluted tapered legs terminating with a molded ring and are connected to armrest consoles with a connection decorated with a rosette, which is topped by a high triglyphs base with three grooves. The back shaped of chapeau de gendarme joins armrests with upholstered arms forming a curved line ending with a ribbon-twist motif.

 

Our pair of bergeres is the work of the menuisier Sulpice Brizard, an illustrious representative of the Louis XVI style, known for his work of sculpture and the sophistication to the seats.

 

 

Sulpice Brizard (Circa 1735 - 1798) :

 

Sulpice Brizard married to Marie Genevieve Meunier, daughter of a menuisier master in Paris, he received master as the son-in-law of master in February 13, 1762. Established in the rue de Cléry where he opens a shop in 1765, he would have worked for the court at the beginning of the reign of Louis XVI. Some of these seats are signed.

A Louis XV style natural wood ponteuse is kept to the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris.

The main parts of its work belongs to the Louis XVI style with models of beautiful proportions, finely carved, some even executed with a lot of refinement.

The musée du Louvre preserves four Louis XVI armchairs with a medallion back in carved and giltwood with spiral fluted feet and also a Louis XV chair in moulded wood.