C1770 Pair of French Caned Fauteuil a la Reine Armchairs

$3,650.00 the gracious pair


A pair of waxed beech French Louis XV style and period caned fauteuil a la Reine (open armchairs with flat backs). The caning is in excellent condition. It is done hole by hole, not off the sheet like modern times, so it is very durable. Timber inserts cover the caning at the back: no ugly knots! The carving is asymmetrical and rather different on each one, being by hand. The cabriole legs are carved with acanthus leaves. Mortise, tenon and pegged construction, as perfected by the Ancient Egyptians! Rigid frames.

 

We have many 18th century Paris chairs, many signed by important makers.

 

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