Height: 106cm Height of the seat: 50cm
Width: 69cm Depth: 63 cm Depth to the wall: 79.5cm
Pair of large armchairs with high flat backs called "à la Reine", in carved and gilded walnut. These seats were made around 1710/1720 in Ile de France. They keep many characteristics of the previous Louis XIV style: The high upholstered back, the perfect symmetry of the front and side belts, as well as the spacer. The decorative repertory largely uses the attributes that the Louis XV style will get rid of: Shells, acanthus leaves, reparure with squares centered by a point...
The proportions of these seats are admirable: With a seat height slightly higher than usual, the line is slender and the belts allow a better vision of the sculptural quality of the struts. The work on the belts is particularly successful: vigorously scalloped, their design visually refines the thickness necessary for their robustness. The carved and gilded parts, except for the leafs, are of an astonishing finesse for the time, and give to these armchairs a modernist aesthetic. The sculpture is of great quality without being overloaded. We are in the presence of seats intended for important patrons.
These seats have been completely restored by the best craftsmen. Stripped, completely disassembled, re-haired after complete restoration by a carpenter in seat. The gilding was then partly resumed and patinated. A Rubelli fabric was used for the tapestry redone to new, with a custom-made trimming.
The beautiful proportions of these armchairs and the high quality of the upholstery provide exceptional comfort.
14 000 €