PIERRE ADRIEN CHABAL-DUSSURGEY (1819-1902) Designer - BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY MANUFACTORY Maker - Important Antique Louis XVI style floral tapestry chair back - the floral tapestry finely woven in wool and silk threads with garlands and swags and tassels - all centered by a powder blue ground cartouche with white roses within an oval frame - suitable for framing - France - circa 1855.
Excellent antique condition - minor fading and loss - areas of wear/thinning - no apparent restoration - minor stains and soiling with signs of age and use.
Size/Dimensions - 20" (51 cm.) Wide x 19 1/2" (49.5 cm.) High.
PIERRE ADRIEN CHABAL-DUSSURGEY - born Pierre Adrien Chabal in 1819 in Charlieu and adopting the professional name of CHABAL-DUSSURGEY - well known for his paintings and studies of flowers in gouache and oils - attended the School of Fine Arts in Lyon - exhibited at the Paris and Lyon salons - he worked with the Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory and the Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory after 1849 designing tapestries, rugs and tapestry covers for seating - he designed tapestries for the Élysée Palace and worked with Empress Eugenie on furnishings for the small salon at the Élysée Palace and two salons in the palace of the Empress in Biarritz - tapestry covered furniture similar in design to this piece on offer here is also in the museum collection of the Mobilier National in Paris.