10-09-2015 10-10-2015
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2850B Boston
October 9, 2015 04:00 PMCalender

Louis XVI-style Parcel-gilt Chair

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 10, 2015 10:00AM


Louis XVI-style Parcel-gilt Chair, Paris, c. 1913, by Charles Bernel, with original Aubusson-style tapestry covering with floral and vine garland, inscribed on underside "CHARLES BERNEL PARIS 1913," bearing label under seat "Charles BERNEL Fabricant AMEUBLEMANT Gde. Decoration TAPISSERIE 4 Passage St. Pierre Amelot PARIS" and "359," ht. 35 1/4, wd. 18 1/2, dp. 16 1/2 in.

N.B. Charles Bernel succeeded the ebeniste L'Hoste at the end of the 19th century. L'Hoste was a sculptor and cabinetmaker who established his business at 48, rue Amelot, Paris in 1846, was awarded medals for his wares at the Paris Expositions Universelles in 1855, 1867, 1889. The business changed names to L'HOSTE FRERES in the 1870s, and then Bernel succeeded L'Hoste at the end of the 19th century.
Estimate $300-500

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Louis XVI, B. Charles Bernel, Charles Bernel, Hoste, Paris