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  • Armchair, ca. 1905
    Designer: Henri–Jules–Ferdinand Bellery–Desfontaines (French, 1867–1910); possibly by Gagnant; possibly carved by Léon–Albert Jallot (French, 1874–1967); tapestry covers possibly by factory of Antoine Jorrand, Aubusson
    French (Paris)
    Walnut, copper, brass, tapestry covers, brown plush; 56 1/2 x 23 3/8 x 26 in. (143.5 x 59.4 x 66 cm)
    Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1990 (1990.213)

    This is one of several pieces made for a Parisian doctor by the name of Tissier. The tapestry covers were most likely executed at the Aubusson factory of Antoine Jorrand after Bellery-Desfontaine's designs.

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  • Armchair, ca. 1905
    Designer: Henri-Jules-Ferdinand Bellery-Desfontaines (French, 1867–1910); possibly by Gagnant; possibly carved by Léon-Albert Jallot (French, 1874–1967); tapestry covers possibly by factory of Antoine Jorrand, Aubusson
    French (Paris)
    Walnut, copper, brass, tapestry covers, brown plush; 56 1/2 x 23 3/8 x 26 in. (143.5 x 59.4 x 66 cm)
    Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1990 (1990.213)

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