C1890 PAIR Louis XVI style Fauteuil Armchairs, new Italian Brocade.

$2,950.00 the lush pair.


A very fine pair of late 19th century French Louis XVI style fauteuil en cabriole (open armchairs with a concave back) with original paintwork, tight frames. The chairs have just returned form the upholsterer with new jute webbing, for your comfort and support, and covered in a luscious Italian striped brocade. (Nobody wants rickety chairs whose upholstery might give way at any time.. The chairs are edged with rinceau (riband and thread) carving, and the legs are fluted. Acanthus leaves also managed an appearance.The balloon shaped backs commemorate the 1783 flight of the Montgolfier Brothers at Versailles.

87 cm tall, 58 cm wide and 59 cm deep.

 

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