pair of French carved cream-painted and parcel-gilt bergere armchairs in Louis XV style
Description: The low curved button tufted-upholstered backs with caned side, barrel back panels above stuffed seats on moulded shapely cabriole front legs, (2). Solid carved wood frames the entire frame retains it’s original caning. A very attractive pair of French chairs in the Louis XV taste, the chairs retain an early velour covering in excellent condition with a wonderful mellowed wear throughout. The frames are handsomely carved, the knees carved in the typical manner over the molded cabriole legs and terminating in stumped toes. The surface is antique cream paint with parcel-gilt highlights. Frames are in very good condition being tight, sturdy and strong in all joints and free of breaks, cane sides are tight and very sturdy and strong no breaks , some worn oxidized area on caning with red oxide underlay.
Circa: Second Quarter of the 20th Century
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Condition: Excellent vintage condition some worn oxidized area on caning
Measurements: 30′ Tall x 22″ deep x 27′ wide
Extra Notes: These are based on mid-18th century French designs in the Louis XV style. Louis XV ( 1710 – 1774) was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1 September 1715 until his death. He succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five. Until he reached maturity in 1723, his kingdom was ruled by Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, his first cousin twice removed, as Regent of France. Within the decorative arts, the Louis XV is synonymous with the French Rococo style, an ornate asymmetrical style using rocaille, shell and scroll motifs to create lavish and exuberant style pieces. The pair are executed at a later date reviving the Louis XV Style