36 East 73rd Street New York City, NY 10021 , United States Call Seller 212.517.9176


Rare Turning Louis XVI Desk Chair with Leather Upholstery

$ 58,000
  • Description
    CHRF 18-312
    Joseph Gegenbach, dit Canabas (1712-1797), maître in 1766.
    Stamped Canabas
    Size: 33 ½” high x 22 ½” wide x 25 ¼” deep (approx. 85 x 57 x 64 cm.)

    A very rare turning Louis XVI mahogany desk chair with an arched leather backrest. The leather seat is set on a swiveling mechanism supported on the circular molded mahogany seat rail; with its original back and seat caning; above tapered and fluted legs, ending in ball feet.
    Joseph Gegenbach, dit Canabas, was of German origin, came to Paris in 1745 where he initially worked for Jean-François Oeben and Pierre Migeon. The accounts of the latter, who was also a marchand reveal that Canabas was supplying him with furniture on a regular basis, before he became a master in 1766. He subsequently established himself in Faubourg Saint-Antoine, and supplied both his private clientele and other marchands. He specialized in small pieces of furniture, mainly utilitarian and practical pieces often of innovative conception. His furniture was mainly executed in the best possible solid mahogany with a few exceptions where he used mahogany veneers. This chair was used as a model for chairs for the Assemblé National.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 18th Century
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: 18th Century
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Louis XVI
    Book References: Literature: Nicolay, Jean. Des Maitres Ébénistes Français. Tome 1 Les Truquages. Editions Pygmalion. Figure F, Reference Page 28.
    Dealer Reference #: CHRF 18-312
    Incollect Reference #: 143315
  • Dimensions
    W. 22.5 in; H. 33.5 in; D. 25.25 in;
    W. 57.15 cm; H. 85.09 cm; D. 64.14 cm;
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The gallery deals in European works of art, antiques and paintings from antiquity to the end of the eighteenth century. Under Mrs. Fioratti's direction, the gallery has continued to supply works of art to museums across America and Europe. She has designed interiors in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Mrs. Fioratti has worked on architectural restorations, and restored a 10th century village near Siena.

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