A very rare set of four Louis XIV carved gilt tabourets, each with a square padded seat covered in close nailed blue and gold silk velvet on square tapering panelled legs headed by gadrooned collars and ornamented with trailing buds and beads, joined by an H-shaped stretcher on square feet
Paris, date circa 1710
Height 44 cm, 48 cm. square each.
During Louis XIV’s reign there was a rigid etiquette, which prescribed who were and were not allowed to sit on tabourets at Court. The distinction of sitting on a tabouret was eagerly sought after.