This beautiful series of four flat-backed chairs is upholstered with Aubusson Royal tapestries. The great height of the seat and the ample width of these chairs distinguish them from simple dining room chairs. They are frame chairs, originally intended for a living room or boudoir, upholstered in fixed tapestry. At the back of the backrests, the fixing holes of the frames have been preserved.
As is often the case in the middle of the 18th century in Paris, beech and walnut were used. The sculpture is abundant, vigorous and deep. Asymmetrical cartouches decorate the centre of the belts and the high crossbars of the backrests. Large acanthus leaves border the belts, decorate the feet and cover the shoulders.
Note the correctness of the arching of the feet, the outer ends of which are perfectly in line with the curve. The junction of the crossbeams and the feet is also a sign of the careful work of a great carpenter in seats: the continuous line forms a perfect arc. A fine furrow underlines the perfection of the curve of the feet and belts. The condition of these seats is excellent: none of the four chairs has entree feet, and no crossbeams have been changed.
The upholstery covering these chairs is from the Aubusson Royal manufacture: the stitch is more regular and finer than the classic Aubusson. The condition of these tapestries, all from the 18th century, is exceptional: The colours are bright, the restorations are minimal and carried out with care by a specialist.
Ile de France, circa 1730
Louis XV period
Height 101cm Width 55cm Depth 52cm
2 600 €
Price : on request