Paar Gefasster und Vergoldeter Armlehnsessel, Frankreich, um 1770


A pair of Italian 18th century painted and parcel gilt Fauteuils of unusual and elaborate carving. A bowed and pierced carved back, with guilloche carving and a fluted frame, cresting centered by a plaster cast profile medallion of a Roman emperor surrounded by laurel swags. The curved arm supports are decorated with gilt wood acanthus leaves. Seat rail composed of a surrounding greek key, the lotus leave carved tapering front legs and fluted back legs are surmounted by a beaded band and patera. The original upholstery covered in a pale celadon fabric of the Rubelli manufacturer, from Venice, Italy. The chairs differentiate slightly in the back detail (photo). Open backed chairs were made specifically so that one could stay cool in the summer months.


PERIOD: Louis XVI, circa 1770
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: wood, paintwork, watergilding
CONDITION: Good. Paintwork restored, cleaned and sound condition.
HEIGHT: 36.22 in. (92 cm)
WIDTH:  22.05 in. (56 cm)
DEPTH:  18.11 in. (46 cm)
Price Upon Request