Dining Chairs Louis XVI

8 dining chairs in carved and painted beechwood and upholstery, French, 19th / 20th century…


A set of 8 Louis XVI-style dining chairs. Carved beechwood, painted tan / cream, with a distressed finish. With a flat (a la reine) back ‘en fer à cheval’ and an oblong curvilinear seat. On 4 inverted, curved console legs with acanthus leaf decorated scrolls and button feet. The chairs have a carved ‘twisted rope’ motif around the back and the seat apron. Newly upholstered in a green and cream patterned jacquard from Colony.

The chairs are based on a design by the celebrated 18th century Parisian menusier George Jacob. This set was manufactured at the end of the 19th century / beginning of the 20th century, circa 1900.

The chairs are in excellent condition overall. The woodwork and joinery is solid and structurally sound. There is wear and losses to paintwork, but this is uniform and adds to the charm. Newly upholstered.

Provenance: These chairs are from the Ann Paul Brinkman collection, from a Sotheby’s Amsterdam sale in 2004. Ann Paul Brinkman was a well-known Dutch designer, artist, architect, and antique dealer.

An elegant, fine quality set of 8 dining chairs, harmonious and well proportioned, modeled on a classic design. Sharp and deliberate carving, nicely distressed paintwork, and a warm patina.

Height: 92 cm
Width: 49 cm
Length: 48 cm