Louis XVI Armchair, Germany 19th century.
This pretty Louis XV style armchair dates back to around 1860 and originates from France. The wooden frame of the birchwood chair has exquisitely hand carved details. The possibilities to use this Louis XV armchair are versatile. It works as an office chair and could add the individual touch to your home office. But you can also use it as an accent or side chair in your living or bedroom area.
Rococo Revival in the 19th century
In the mid-nineteenth century, the term rococo referred to a style recalling the ornament and design aesthetics of the reigns of Louis XV and early Louis XVI. The period between 1715-1745, encompassing the reign of Louis XV, is generally accepted as the high point of the Rococo style in French art
The rising bourgeoisie in 19th century France demanded rococo decorative-art objects as a reflection of status, wealth, and material possession. The bourgeois consumer purchased objects and furnishings from a variety of revival styles, including rococo, for its significance in historicizing opulence and grandeur.
Characteristics of the Rococo or Louis XV revival pieces included: embellished and elaborate carving. Rich carvings of floral and fruit motifs decorated the curved frames.
Also read our blog post about the French Louis Philippe style.
The Louis XV armchair has a relatively new upholstery and is comfortable. The fabric shows some wear and tear but is still usable.
The chair measures: Height: 36.5 in. (92.71 cm), Width: 23.2 in. (58.93 cm), Depth: 22.3 in. (56.65 cm), Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm).
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