The Artist

Claude-Étienne Michard (1732-1794) was a furniture maker who created works for noble French families. This chair was not part of the original furnishings of the room where it is found today, a parlor of the Hôtel Gaillard de La Bouëxière in Paris, which the Saint Louis Art Museum purchased in 1929. The Museum acquired the chair in 1935, in order to furnish the room in period style.

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