Beautiful Pair of Directoire Chairs
This charming pair of French chairs of the Directoire period are dating back to around 1800. The carpenter used cherry wood and embellished the chairs with an exquisitely carved back with a lyre motif. The upholstery of the pair of French chairs is new and they are covered with a green fabric which gives the chairs a fresh and modern touch.
As a matter of fact furniture and ornaments of the French Directoire period used simple shapes with clear lines; the Directoire style’s sparse detail and ornamentation were based mostly on ancient Roman objects recovered from excavations at Pompeii.
Directoire furniture was the last phase of the Louis XVI style and preceded the Empire style. During Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign the French Empire style emerged. Once again the emphasis was lying on the representative function of furniture.
Details and Measurements
This pair of antique chairs can be used as side chairs in your living area. Or you could also use them in a small kitchen breakfast nook with a small table.
The chairs measure 36 x 17 x 15 inches and have a seat height of 18.5 inches. They are sturdy and in very good original condition. The upholstery is new, the green fabric shows minor wear and tear.
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