A bespoke elegant set of twelve Louis XVI Revival chairs, hand crafted in Italy.
They feature a beautifully carved cresting of a bouquet of flowers, the shield backs feature a lattice design with anthemion carved open arms and uprights and they are raised on elegant cabriole legs.
The set comprises ten side chairs and two armchairs, all upholstered in a decorative green damask.
Add a touch of unparalleled grandeur to your dining table with these stunning chairs.
If required orders are available in any denomination and with your choice of fabric.
This is a new bespoke handmade chair set.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 99 x Width 60 x Depth 58-Armchairs
Height 98 x Width 50 x Depth 52-Sidechairs
Height 52-Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 3 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches-Armchairs
Height 3 foot, 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches-Sidechairs
Height 1 foot, 8 inches-Seat Height
Our reference: A2361a
The chairs of the Louis XV period were characterized by elegance, lightness and simplicity of form. The most notable craftsmen of chairs were Georges Jacob, furnisher to the Royal Garde-Meuble, or furniture depot, from 1774, and Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené who obtained the title of official fourniseur in 1785.
The basic types of chairs were little changed from the Louis XV style, but a wider variety of forms appeared, particularly in the dossier, or back, of the armchairs. These included en raquette, en chapeau, en lyre, en grebe, en anse de pannier, and, the most popular, en médaillon. Another popular variation of dossier was the à chapeau du gendarme, or policeman's hat. The most classical elements of the chairs were the legs; they were usually carved like Roman or Greek columns tapering to the end, a style called effilés. The decoration of upholstery, following the taste of Marie-Antoinette, and to match the decoration on the walls, was usually floral,
The chaise voyeuse, a type invented under Louis XV, remained popular, It featured an armrest on the top, was designed so the person sitting could sit astride with his arms on the top of the chair back, for playing cards. A set of four of these chairs was made by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené for Madame Elizabeth, sister of Marie-Antoinette, and was delivered in 1789, the year of the beginning of the French Revolution.
Another original type that appeared under Louis XVI was the Fauteul de Bureau, or office chair. A set was made by Henri Jacob, brother of Georges Jacob, in about 1785, made of carved walnut, cane and lester. The seat was mounted on a circular platform, and could turn around, the first recorded swivel chair. In 1790 Henri Jacob produced a series of drawings of fanciful "Etruscan" furniture, inspired by a British movement and anticipating the wave of neoclassicism of the French Directory.
Antiques.co.uk Ref: DHMGT3J8K
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