French transition period armchair. Carved beechwood painted gray.  Newly upholstered in Tassinari & Chatel silk fabric with trimming by Houles.

Stamped on underside of back seat rail ‘N.S.Courtois’. Nicolas Simon Courtois, awarded the title master joiner in 1766.

Overall, a beautifully balanced armchair. Transition style with a strong Louis XVI spirit. Woodwork and upholstery in excellent condition. Nice patina. Lovely use of the neo-classical motifs of covered urn flanked with garland swags in the carved decoration of the cresting rail and apron - restrained, refined, and classical.

Dimensions:

     Height: Back: 96 cm;  seat: 45 cm

     Width: 65 cm

     Depth: 57 cm

Price: 4800 Euros

Armchair Transition, Stamped NS Courtois, circa 1770

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