Thursday, 22 June 2017

Prince-Bishop de Rohan-Soubise's Tabourets

Folding stools - tabourets - delivered to the Prince de Rohan-Soubise, 1740

The Prince-Bishop de Rohan-Soubise ordered these folding taburets in 1740; they are most likely the surviving two of a larger set. These taburets would have been reserved for Duchesses and Princesses to sit on. The taburets were a part of the Prince-Bishop's furniture at the Palais Rohan in Strasbourg. It is possible that they also formed a part of the decoration of the Château de Saverne.
The style is reflective of that in the king's bedchamber which is not a coincidence. The X-shape made by the legs became the most popular way of supporting a tabouret.

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