A pair of stained beech wood fauteuils in Louis XVI style.
With moulded frames, the padded oval backs with flower-carved crests over padded down-curved arms and stuffed seats on fluted turned tapering legs, (2).
Date: Late 19 Century Early 20th Century
Measurements: 37″ Tall X 24″ Wide X 22″ Deep
Reproductions of French models of the late 18th century. Nice clean examples with good upholstery. The pair is executed in the Louis XVI style. Louis XVI (1754 –1793) was King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, before his deposition and execution during the French Revolution. His father, Louis, Dauphin of France, was the son and heir apparent of Louis XV of France. Due to the Dauphin’s death in 1765, Louis succeeded his grandfather in 1774. The predominant style in architecture, painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts was Neoclassicism, a style that had come into its own during the last years of Louis XV’s life, chiefly as a reaction to the excesses of the Rococo but partly through the popularity of the excavations at ancient Herculaneum and Pompeii, in Italy, and partly on the basis of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s call for “natural” virtue and honest sentiment. This pair is executed in the Louis XVI style but was made at a later date