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Couple in period costume on Louis XIV settee in the library of the Huntington residence
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Huntington History
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A couple in period costume in the library. The woman is seated on a settee while the man stands behind it. The settee is one of a set of two settees and ten armchairs. The settee's cover is entitled Five cupids shooting arrows. The woven upholstery cover was made at the Gobelins Manufactory, Paris, probably under the supervision of Jacques Neilson (1714-1788), after design by François Boucher (1703-1770) and Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1733-1755). The cover was woven circa 1779, and the frame is nineteenth century. Label accompanying photograph in album reads "HEH 33 Library room in Huntington Art Gallery, with figures in eighteenth-century costumes. Settee, Louis XVI period, carved wood, with Gobelins tapestry. Bach designed by Francois Boucher; seat, by Jean-Baptiste Oudry." Another copy of a wider image has MS notes identifying the people as Ted Koch (?) and Fran Evans.
photCL 107 vol13 (33)
Decoration and ornament--France--Louis XV style
Furniture--France--History--18th century
Huntington Residence. Library
photCL 107 - Henry E. Huntington Estate, San Marino, California
Huntington History, Huntington Digital Library

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