Carved walnut frame with caned seat and back. Armrests upholstered in tan leather.  Two removable seat cushions - one in tan leather (to match the armrests), and one upholstered in silk and wool fabric.

 

Straight chair back with highly carved shaped frame. Prominent and intricately carved shell and cartouche designs figure on the top rail, front and both side rails of the seat, and at the knees. Other carved designs include stylized leaf, vine, palmette, trellis and acanthus designs.  Highly shaped (undulating) seat and front rail. On 4 cabriole legs that terminate in lovely scrolled toes.

 

The chair is the work of a Parisian menuisier circa 1730.  Fabric seat cushion is new and upholstered with a Lelievre wool and silk fabric with a decorative fringe by Houles.

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Excellent overall condition, displaying incidental wear as normal for its age. Minor repairs over time. The chair is structurally sound and the caning is firm. The leather on the armrests and seat cushion shows some staining and wear. The fabric seat cushion is newly upholstered. 

 

With its beautiful lines and proportions, this elegant armchair is both masculine and refined. It's fine and intricate carving, fresh and vivid, displays the lively motifs found as styles transitioned from the Regence to the Louis XV periods. A truly superb and special piece.

 

Dimensions:

   Height: 94.5 cm

   Width: 66.5 cm

   Depth: 60 cm

Price: 5,200 Euros

Reference #: C15-24

Armchair Regence / Louis XV, circa 1730

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