Louis XVI chairs- A set of four
This beautiful set of four Louis XVI chairs dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and originates in France. They have an oval shaped back, two elegant armrests and stand on fluted legs.The walnut frames of the chairs are nicely carved
Louis XVI chairs are easy to spot because of their predominating classicism elements. These include column-like legs, perpendicular lines, and geometric appearance.
Chair backs always were upholstered and generally were either round, shield-shaped, or rectangular and featured lyre motifs.
Hand-stitched silk upholstery also displayed classic designs. Damask and tapestry with pastel pallets were also common materials.
Giltwood chairs and settees played equally important parts as decorative and functional objects for interiors of this time.
Hand-carved frames made from fruitwood, beech, walnut, and sometimes combined with gesso.
Armrests extended to the chair’s edge, delicately ending in the shape of a scroll.
Details of the chairs
The four Louis XVI chairs are in original, sturdy condition. The former owner reupholstered the chairs and covered them with a neutral fabric. It shows traces of usage. The chairs ship from Germany and include shipping costs to Boston.
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