A remarkable pair of mid-to-late 19th century open arm chairs in the Louis XV style, crafted with elegance and charm. They feature a most refined design with gorgeous clean angular lines, original wonderful age throughout the surfaces. The hardwood frame is accented with hand-tacked nailhead trim. The paint is original, a beautifully worn distressed creamy white with gold contrast in the carvings. The sharp angularity of the frame is softened by the gentle padded cartouche-shaped backs, and subtle curvature of the stuffed seat. The comfortable seat is upholstered over the apron and is flanked on either side by open curling arm supports raised over the curved apron. The crest rail, apron is beautifully carved with floral relief, the outer edges of the upholstery frame is carefully highlighted in molded and flower carved wood. The cabriole legs terminate in gentle S-scrolls. They are most impressive, leaving the joints incredibly strong and each chair ready for another generation to use. A beautiful pair that has remained in a single collection since it was acquired by the prior owner. The chairs are both very comfortable and supportive. They are a most marvelous quality for anyone passionate about the French form. The chairs are both very comfortable, sturdy and supportive, and most striking. They will bring extraordinary presence to an interior.
Condition Report: In very good vintage condition, gently used with minor wear. All joints sturdy and tight. Original beautiful upholstery no tears, in good condition.
In the Style of: French Louis XV
Place of Origin: France
Date of Manufacture: 19th century
Materials and Techniques: Painted Carved Wood, Upholstery
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurement: 35″ tall x 21″ Wide x 19″ Deep x 18″ tall to seat; (arm 25″ tall )