Louis XV "corbeille" sofa in molded and carved walnut. Entirely molded, the turbulent backrest and belt are carved with flowers, florets, foliage and foliage. The armrest supports are boosted. It rests on five arched feet.
It is covered with golden yellow silk.
The quality of the walnut and the power of its sculpture place this sofa in line with the fine productions of the Louis XV period by master carpenters in seat such as Pierre NOGARET or Étienne MEUNIER.
In furniture language, the "corbeille" sofa is a seat where two people can stay comfortable.
This name comes from the fact that the consoles placed on the front at a certain distance from the ends, by bringing the ramp back to the face of the cabinet, make it look to a certain extent like a basket from which one of the sides has been removed.
Also called "ottoman", a name borrowed from the fantasized Orient, represented at that time as a society of voluptuous comfort, this type of sofa is made up of an eventful backrest, which bends from its middle and comes to rest on the sides to form the armrests.
Derived from a form of daybed, it is a seat part of the search for comfort and privacy of the Louis XV period, which saw it born. Rather feminine, the basket sofa is placed in the boudoirs and near the fireplaces of the 18th century salons. Although large models exist, its size is in principle relatively reasonable, allowing both privacy and easy movement. Its status as "flying furniture" explains why it is upholstered and molded on all sides, in order to be elegant whatever the viewing angle.
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