C1880 Louis XVI style Fauteuil Armchair


An elegant, finely carved, opulently decorated open armchair, in the Louis XVI style, but made C1880. It is still robustly constructed in the manner perfected by the Ancient Egyptians: mortise, tenon and pegged. The current decoration is in white and gold. At some stage it was eau de Nil, the wonderful French Green. The carving is finely executed, and the roses at the top are very impressive. The legs are fluted and cabled.

92 cm tall. 60 cm deep and 60 cm wide. Sprung seats. The seat is oval, and there are square bosses wher the raiusl meet the legs. Altogether a chair of very sophisticated design, and skilled construction.

We also have a pair of identical fateuil arcmchairs and a set of four side chairs (chaise). These constituted part of a bedroom suite. The bed and its domed canopy have already been sold.

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