Late Louis XV Gout Grec Giltwood Fauteuil in the Manner of Mathieu Bauve
the stuffed back with patera spandrels and pine-cone finials, the stuffed bow-fronted seat with piastre-carved seatrail, raised on fluted tapering legs
Mathieu Bauve was received Master of the guild of menuisiers (chairmakers) in 1754. Having produced seat furniture in a fluid but unremarkable Louis XV style, in 1760 he radically changed his output to produce pieces in the new radical Gout Grec style of the offered armchair.
A design by Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734-1789) here illustrated shows alternative arm treatments for a gout grec armchair, one of which possibly inspired the arms of the present armchair