Armchair Transition 'Courtois'
An armchair in carved and painted beechwood and upholstery, stamped N.S. Courtois, French, 18th century...
An armchair transition Louis XV - Louis XVI, stamped N.S. Courtois, French, 18th century, circa 1770
Elegant French transition period armchair, French, 18th century, circa 1770. Carved beechwood with neo-classical motifs - a covered urn flanked with garland swags – on the cresting rail and apron. Nice curving flourish where the armrest supports drop and connect to the apron and knees. Patinated gray paint. Newly upholstered in a tan and green silk.
Stamped on underside of back seat rail ‘N.S.Courtois’. Nicolas Simon Courtois, awarded the title menuisier (master joiner / chairmaker) in 1766.
Newly upholstered in Tassinari & Chatel silk fabric with trimming by Houles.
In excellent condition – woodwork and joinery solid and newly upholstered. Nice patina.
A truly elegant transition armchair with a strong Louis XVI spirit - restrained, refined, and classical.
Height: Back: 96 cm; seat: 45 cm
Width: 65 cm
Depth: 57 cm