ROCOCO REVIVAL CARVED WALNUT ARM CHAIR
Continental, circa late 19th century
Item # 709RFV15-4
Crafted during the second half of the 19th century during the Rococo Revival, a movement where the traditions of the Rococo Period and inspirations of Louis XV furniture heavily influenced furnishings and decorative arts. It shows a crisp carved surface that retains an old finish in the rich patinated walnut wood throughout and has a delightful glow where handling has burnished the finish into a warmer cognac hue. The covering is an old hand woven fabric that is attractive but is very heavily worn and threadbare in areas. It is raised over four cabriole legs and a well carved apron with foliage curling around a rocaille form at the center. An X-form stretcher locks the four legs firmly in place. It is a fine accent piece that we acquired as part of a set of four chairs - some of these other chairs may still remain available in the shop inventory or upon request.
Measurements: 22” W x 20 3/8” D x 37 3/4” H, 17” H to seat
Old surface with light wear, some chipping and cracks here and there throughout; plaque removed from back of crest rail at some point. Upholstery is heavily worn, torn and discolored. Sturdy and quite comfortable.