Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Fauteuil Arm Chairs
France, c. 1890-1910, Regilded
Item # 120010RPO02
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This is a very rich pair of French arm chairs, upholstered in a wonderful pink and cream fabric with floral and foliate along the cream ground. They have wonderful work throughout, starting with the richly adorned crest featuring a twisting tied ribbon, pierced and flowing along the crest, flanked by pyramidical finials on either shoulder. The frame is molded, flowing down into upholstered arms that curl in reeded hand holds over cyma-curved arm supports that join the apron and flow directly into the turned and tapered reeded legs, a turned baluster on the top and turned rings above the stump toes.
In simply outstanding condition with a distressed finish that has been regilded at some point during the 20th century, this is a pair of chairs that you can use functionally with your family on a regular basis. They are well formed and crafted and are an absolute visual delight that bring life to any formal setting.
Measurements: 25 1/2" wide x 27" deep x 38 1/2" high; cushion is 17 1/2" high over the ground, measuring 20 1/2" deep front to back, 17 1/4" wide between arms at the tightest spot
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