An 18th century Louis XV carved walnut settee ‘canapé en corbeille’ attributed to Pierre Nogaret (1718 – August 23, 1771). The padded back with a cresting centred by a flower carved spray, above padded armrest and a loose cushion seat, covered in a rose silk Damask fabric, above a floral spray-carved shaped apron, on three front and two rear cabriole legs, the whole carved with floral motifs. The carving presents elegance and movement in a balanced vivid manner with detailed flower carving as is so characteristic of Nogaret’s work and style. Pierre Nogaret was born in Paris in 1718, after an apprenticeship in Paris, probably by a Master menuisier, he left the capital in 1743 and moved to Lyon where he continued his training under the master menuisier of Lyon, François Girard. In 1744 he married Anne some Muguet, a native of Roanne, and received his master’s letters in Lyon in 1745.
Comparative literature: Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Francais du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris 2008, p. 650-653 Aurélia et Anne Lovreglio: Dictionnaire des Mobiliers & des Objets d’art du Moyen Age au XXIe siècle, Paris 2006, p. 88-89.
Aurélia et Anne Lovreglio: Dictionnaire des Mobiliers & des Objets d’art du Moyen Age au XIXe siècle, Paris 2006, S. 88-89
Condition: good, wear consistent with age and use – detailed condition report on request