workshop of Claude-Etienne Michard
Carved limewood and beech, gessoed and gilt, watered silk
Place of origin
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Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
A pair of Louis XVI giltwood chairs, French, circa 1780, attributed to Claude-Etienne Michard (1732 - 1794, maître in 1757). Each with a lyre-shaped splat pierced and carved with musical trophies and a garland or wreath. The stuff-over seat upholstered in watered blue silk, above rails carved with entrelac, and raised on four turned and tapering fluted legs.
Purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010.
Makers and roles
workshop of Claude-Etienne Michard, furniture maker