Exceptional Pair of Antique Louis XIV Style Carved Walnut Armchairs, each with arched upholstered back, beautifully carved scrolled arms, ample seat, with scroll legs joined by shaped stretchers, terminated in blocked feet. H:4' to top of shaped back, Seat H: 21" W:27 1/4" from arm to arm, D:25" The historical backgroud of this early period derives from Louis X1V, known as the Sun King, he reigned in France between 1643 and 1715. Influenced the Baroque style in furniture during the earlier part of the reign which later developed into the Regence style. Mahogany and Oak were widley used. Baroque was large, masculine, and symmetrical. Regence was characterized by its use of curves and introduction of Chinoiserie. Ornamentation was usually done with rocks, shells and flowers. Louis XV reigned in France between 1715 and 1774. the style of furniture was essentially Rococo with soft , flowing lines, shell and flower ornamentation, rich upholstery, inlaying and painted furniture. This pair of armchiars reflect an elegance of that period and style with an Old World Fabric and tacking to define the shape of the armchair. Located just 3 minutes south of Santa Barbara in an antique community, the store Lifestyle Antiques specializes in Italian , French and Spanish Furnishings and Decorative Arts. The elegant collection is located in the heart of Summerland, California, and offers the finest high-end European Antiques, Decorative Arts, and Home Furnishings on the South Coast. We feature a rich collection which varies from Murano lamps, decorative pillows, Chandeliers, Mirrors and a fine selection of antique home furnishings. For your convenience you may shop on line: www.lifestyleantiques.com .