Antique American and European Furniture from

The Drawing Room of Newport.

Located in Newport Rhode Island


#6002. A French Louis XVI period fire screen. Size 26.5" wide x 36" tall and 16" deep. Hallmarked on the underside of the screen. The cursive "AT" stands for ArTois as in the comte d'Artois (Charles-Philippe de France {1757-1836}, youngest brother of Louis XVI and future King of France as Charles X, the block lettered "GM" underneath that stands for Garde Meuble as in an inventory stamp for a royal furniture warehouse. The large capital "E" with crown with what appears to be a small "w" beneath stands for the inventory symbol of the palace of Versailles under Louis XVI and lastly the screen is possibly from one of the multiple suites supplied by George Jacob (1739-1814) to the Comte d'Artois's apartments at Versailles ca. 1777-1780. The Garde Meuble of the comte d'Artois was independent of the Crown and under the direction of Pierre-Thomas Jubault who ordered directly from leading makers of this period. Jubault also designed the branding stamps for the Count's inventory and each of the Artois residences had a specific combination of stamps. Interest in this screen appreciated.












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