C1780 Pair of Walnut Louis XVI Fauteuil Chapeau a Gendarme

$3,250.00 the High Fashion pair


A pair of elegant Parisian open armchairs, Louis XVI style and period, with chapeau a gendarme (policemen's hats) carved at the top corners. Th chair are walnut, and the customary mortise, tenon and pegged construction. The v backs are en cabriole, meaning they are concave to nestle the back. Ergonomics is a new word for a very old science. The graceful legs are fluted with cables, based on the tapered columns of the Ancient World.

We offer them as they arrived: with fine old needlework covers, in an aged state favoured by the new fashions.The effect of "The Well Worn Interior", originally published in 2003, has now trickled down to from avat garde to high fashion: the usual cycle. Remember the aqua belt scene in "The Devil Wears Prada"!

 

(OMCI/260)

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