The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Armchair
  • Jean-Baptiste Lelarge III (1743 - 1802)
  • France
  • c. 1780
    1956 (silk)
  • Beechwood, carved and gilded, yellow floral silk lampas, gimp.
  • Object size: 95.2 x 63 x 53 cm
  • Stamp: 'I * B * LELARGE'
    Stamp: 'B'
  • F241
  • Small Drawing Room
Further Reading
  • One of a pair with F240. Oval-backed armchair (fauteuil) with carved and gilt beechwood frame, upholstered, with fixed back, seat and armpads covered with modern yellow floral silk lampas. The arms and arm supports are carved with acanthus leaves.
    This chair was made by Jean-Baptiste III Lelarge (1743-1802). An armchair stamped by Lelarge of a similar shape and with similar elongated supports to the back is in the Petit Trianon. A set of twelve large and four small armchairs, also stamped by Lelarge and similar in design to F240-1 but more richly carved, is in Amerongen Castle, Utrecht.
    This chair and its pair appear to have been reupholstered twice in England in the late-nineteenth century.