Pair of mahogany and mahogany veneer armchairs. Armrests with brackets, their enveloping back ensuring a great comfort of seat gives them the name of seats in gondola. Mounted on a frame, they are equipped with horsehair cushions mounted with their original tapestries in small point, raspberry and green. Parisian work of the Restoration period by Jeanselme, around 1830. (one of the two armchairs is stamped)
In addition to their aesthetic qualities, our chairs have the interest of their prestigious provenance, the castle of Verteuil for the family of La Rochefoucauld, one of the oldest families of the French aristocracy, holding this house since 1080, nearly 1000 years.
One armchair bears the markings of the Château de Verteuil (which can be found on the matching gondola chairs of the same provenance that we also sell).
The tapestries are the original ones, most probably embroidered by the ladies of the house of La Rochefoucauld more than 150 years ago.
The Jeanselme family is a prestigious dynasty of Parisian cabinetmakers active from 1824 to the end of the nineteenth century, carpenters in seats, cabinetmakers, decorators-furniture dealers, suppliers of the royal family under the restoration and the July monarchy, they will be the successors of the Jacob family from 1847.
Very good condition, mahogany re-varnished with a new stamp by our cabinetmaker, tapestries with colors well preserved. We had them cleaned (a few small residual stains), put an ivory silk on the back and enhance the whole with palmettes braids from the restoration period (old pieces remained in new condition and never installed until now).
Width : 57cm
Height : 88,5cm
Seat height : 41cm
Depth : 62cm