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Antique French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Armchair Fauteuil France circa 1870

Antique French Louis XV style walnut fauteuil (open armchair) from France circa 1870 freshly upholstered in a Belgian linen with the colour known as a "greige". This combination of gray and beige is a sophisticated choice for current interiors that mix both antique and contemporary elements to create a fresh impact. This chair has an arched back of generous size with straight sides. The seat is also generously sized with a slight serpentine shape to the front profile. Please notice how each arm slopes forward from the back before it flares slightly outward and descends to the seat. The entire arm is embellished with curved details that are well thought out as each motif draws the eye to and emphasizes a particular area. There are flourishes and scallop shells as well as blossoms enclosed by an interlaced tracery. Not only does this provide a visual beauty but it is pleasurable to the touch as well. The front apron beneath the seat features a carved scallop shell in the walnut flanked by upward scrolling flourishes. The beaded edge extends toward the legs and continues down each leg where it connects with the "coquille" (shell shaped) foot. Take a look at the knee of each leg and notice that the design of the flared scallop above the interlaced tracery repeats the pattern seen in the arm. The beaded edge continues along the sides and joins the back leg with its graceful curved line. All four legs have a beautiful cabriole curve made famous during the reign of Louis XV (1723-1774). This is an excellent example of nineteenth century French craftsmanship that retains its beauty and utility today.

# BH587

DIMENSIONS

25.50" w x 22.00" d x 44.50" h

64.77cm w x 55.88cm d x 113.03cm h

$3,784.00

A handsome Louis XV style walnut fauteuil (open armchair) from France c. 1870 freshly upholstered in a Belgian linen with the colour known as a "greige". This combination of gray and beige is a sophisticated choice for current interiors that mix both antique and contemporary elements to create a fresh impact. This chair has an arched back of generous size with straight sides. The seat is also generously sized with a slight serpentine shape to the front profile. Please notice how each arm slopes forward from the back before it flares slightly outward and descends to the seat. The entire arm is embellished with curved details that are well thought out as each motif draws the eye to and emphasizes a particular area. There are flourishes and scallop shells as well as blossoms enclosed by an interlaced tracery. Not only does this provide a visual beauty but it is pleasurable to the touch as well. The front apron beneath the seat features a carved scallop shell in the walnut flanked by upward scrolling flourishes. The beaded edge extends toward the legs and continues down each leg where it connects with the "coquille" (shell shaped) foot. Take a look at the knee of each leg and notice that the design of the flared scallop above the interlaced tracery repeats the pattern seen in the arm. The beaded edge continues along the sides and joins the back leg with its graceful curved line. All four legs have a beautiful cabriole curve made famous during the reign of Louis XV (1723-1774). This is an excellent example of nineteenth century French craftsmanship that still retains its beauty and utility today.