A SET OF SIX EMPIRE BRASS BANDED CHERRYWOOD DINING CHAIRS
3.000 € - 3.500 €
Description:Jean-Joseph or Claude Chapuis, 1st quarter of 19th Century
H. 87,5 cm
Each with rectangular black inlaid with lozenge and an urn above a pierced splat with carved foliage, the padded seat covered in blue velvet, each chair stamped CHAPUIS. Min. rest. and min. traces of age.
This rare set of dining chairs, which is stamped CHAPUIS, was either executed by the Parisian ébéniste Claude Chapuis, who was active from 1797 until at least 1818, or by his celebrated Brussels counterpart Jean-Joseph Chapuis (1765-1864). Both employed a stamp without their initials, which complicates attribution. Jean-Joseph was undoubtedly the most successful of the two and supplied a wide variety of pieces to the Château de Laeken from 1806 onwards (D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle 1795-1889, Paris, 1989, pp. 118-121).