Solid Giltwood Settee or Canape, Louis XV Style, Durand, 19th Century
A charming Louis the XV Settee, stunningly wrought in giltwood from the 19th c. French house of Gervais Durand, unsigned. The whole finely carved with floral and wreath motifs, Greek key corners and elegant cabriole, turned up legs. Upholstery in need of repair. Priced accordingly. A pair of large Fauteuils sold separately. Frames are strong and sturdy.
Entire Livingroom or chairs also listed and sold separately; all in need of upholstery
Settee: 43.5″ H x 57.5″ W x 24″ D / 20″ SH
Armchairs: 41″ H x 27″ W 23″ D / 18″ SH
Gervais-Maximilien-Eugene Durand (French, 1839 – c. 1920) was best known for producing high quality furniture after important 18th Century makers including Adam Weisweiler and Jean-Henri Riesener. He established his firm Maison Durand in 1870 and won a silver medal in the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889. After his son Frederic-Louis joined the firm in 1890 at which point the firm changed its name to ‘Durand et Fils’. In 1920, upon Gervais Durand’s death, Frederic-Louis took over the business and continued until 1934.
43.5″ H x 57.5″ W x 24″ D / 20″ SH