Items for Sale:    Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques

French Empire Fauteuils (c. 1810 to c. 1820 France)

Artist

LOUIS-FRANÇOIS BELLANGÉ (1759-1827)

Country of Origin

France

Dated

c. 1810 to c. 1820

Medium

wood

Dimensions

22.50inch wide   37.50inch high   21.25inch deep
(57.15 cm wide  95.25 cm high  53.97 cm deep)


Description / Expertise

A beautiful set of four French Empire period, mahogany and mahogany veneer fauteuils with inverted backs that have carved decoration of roses and palms. The arms rest on carved winged swan necks. The arched feet are carved with lotus leaves. The upholstery is a silk tapestry with a different flower decoration for each chair. The fauteuils are stamped, “L. BELLANGE”, by their maker Louis-François Bellangé.

Louis-François Bellangé (1759-1827) was the younger brother of the famous ébéniste, Pierre-Antoine Bellangé and uncle of Alexandre-Louis Bellangé. He became supplier of furniture to Napoleon I. His furniture can be seen at the Château de Rambouillet, Windsor Castle in England, The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.