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Directoire White and Parcel Gilt Painted Side Chair, 19th Century

$1,350.00
ITEM #:
802PNR24P
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DIRECTOIRE WHITE AND PARCEL GILT PAINTED SIDE CHAIR
Likely Northern European, circa early-to-mid 19th century
Item # 802PNR24P 


A fine chair in the Directoire taste, perhaps Swedish or German by origin, it was likely crafted around 1830-50.  The simplicity of surface decoration allows the splat to be the highlight of the object, this fan-like display topped by gilded spheres spaced out along the simple crest rail molding.  All members lock together with a tenon-mortise construction, the tenon affixed with tiny wooden pins visible beneath the old white paint.  Gilded highlights have worn nicely to reveal the red bole beneath.  It is a remarkable and unusual chair, sturdy and comfortable for use before a writing desk or simply as an accent.  We will be cataloging the pair to this chair shortly, so if a pair of these are needed just contact us to see if the other is still available.

Measurements:  16 W x 19 3/4 D x 36 1/2 H, 17 3/4 H to seat

Condition Report:
Painted surfaces at least somewhat refreshed over the years; wear, chipping and scuffs to paint throughout.  Sturdy joints.  Upholstery is old but still serviceable.