Pair of French Louis XV Style Green Fauteuil Arm Chairs, 19th Century
PAIR OF LOUIS XV STYLE GREEN PAINTED AND PARCEL GILDED FAUTEUILS
19th century, with pegged tenon-mortised joints
Item # 611GTA05P
An excellent pair of mid-to-late 19th century arm chairs in the Louis XV taste, they are crafted with precision using tenon-mortise joints locked together with pins that are just barely visible under the surface with hairline cracking where the pin naturally shrinks and contracts over time. The comfortable webbed seat is upholstered over the rail and is flanked on either side by open arms, these raised over curling arm supports that twist into the side of the apron. The crest rail, apron and knees are beautifully carved with floral relief, the inner and outer edges of the frame carefully highlighted in a burnished gilt paint. The cabriole legs terminate in gentle scrolls over tapered stump toes.
This was originally a much larger suite that has been separated out into more manageable pairs of chairs, but the other pieces may still be available in our collection if you browse our full inventory - they include a settee, another pair of arm chairs and two pairs of side chairs.
Measurements: 39” H x approx. 25 1/2” W x 22 1/2” D x approx. 14 1/2" - 16” H to seat
Later green and gilt painted surface, heavily worn, particularly around the feet; paint can be somewhat flaky to the touch in some areas. Cracks and gesso loss, both chairs very sturdy and comfortable. Later screws through stiles into arms verso. Upholstery in overall “ very good” condition with minor discolorations and loose threads.