Offered by Galerie Delvaille
French furniture of the 18th century & French figurative paintings
This beautiful pair of flat-backed walnut armchairs, made in the Lyon region around 1750, are unsigned but are very close to the work of Pierre Nogaret. Among the common characteristics, one must note the pronounced curves, the quality of the walnut, the opening of the arms more pronounced than on a Parisian work, and especially the characteristic sculpture of the flowers. It is certainly a real pair, even if the flower in the center of the upper crossbar of the backrest is different. From the middle of the Louis XV period, this type of variation was often voluntary, in keeping with the asymmetry that the Rocaille brought out.
The legs are perfectly arched, and the crosspieces at the waist and at the back are vigorously éviolinizedé. At the level of the backs, beautiful acanthus leaves reinforce the shoulder. In a homogeneous way, the molding is deep, executed with great care. These seats are wide but not too wide, the proportions admirable. Comfort is excellent with a firm seat and back.
The condition of these seats is excellent, with no fractures, the woods are very sound and the seats solid. These chairs have been completely stripped, then restored in carpentry and finally reupholstered with Rubelli fabric and custom trimmings. The restoration was done by the best craftsmen.
45 000 €