18C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir Chair

18C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir Chair.

GORGEOUS 18C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir or Bedroom Chair.



18th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir or Bedroom Chair

French provincial…….Louis XVI…..Boudoir or Bedroom Chair…….from circa 1780.

Made of fabulous carved walnut……of LOVELY NEAT PROPORTIONS !

The back splat is beautifully hand-carved…..with floral and armorial motifs.

The upholstery is button back.

The low seat is wide and perfect for its purpose……for a lady to recline in her boudoir !

The front legs and central support are likewise beautifully carved with flowers etc.

The back legs are plain and provide support.

All legs sit on wooden casters.

This piece needs re-upholstering……we have reduced the price to reflect that…..if we re-upholster it ourselves then the price will substantially increase !!

QUALITY ITEM !!

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LOUIS XVI ERA: Louis XVI (1774–1791) During this period marchands-merciers came to the fore. This elite group of dealers supplied furniture and decorative objects to the rich, exerting considerable influence on their design. Members included Lazare Duvaux, Dominuqe Daquerre and Jean-Henri Oeben.[3] In Louis XVI furniture there is an emphasis on straight lines and right angles, seriousness, logical design, a sharp move away from the curves of the Rococo.[4] Furniture becomes restrained in its form and decoration, with much use of fluted columns, carved friezes, oak and laurel leaf, wreaths, the Greek band, and other various neo classical attempts to imitate the furniture and architecture of the Romans and Greeks.[5] It is said that the king was influenced by Queen Marie Antoinette, queen to Louis XVI. She was much responsible for the making of many small pieces of furniture that suited the furnishings of her apartment at Versailles.[6] The king loved pastel colors and exotically colored woods. During his reign was the golden age of French furniture, craftsmanship, refinement, curves, asymmetry, branches, flowers, shells, monkeys, dolphins, latticework, cherubs, and wreaths.[7] The artist Jean-Heri Reisener dictated the styles. Reisener was among the designers of the most notable cabinet work. The greatest charm that the Louis XVI period conveys to the modern mind is its informality and intimacy created by small rooms, light and delicate details.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Decorative_styles_during_the_Reign_of_Louis_XVI_%281774%E2%80%9391%29

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PROVINCIAL FURNITURE: 'Provincial" furniture is the term used to describe pieces of furniture that were made in the more rural and rustic parts of the Country involved. Generally speaking, provincial pieces tend to be made from easily accessible local woods such as oak, ash and maple. Designs tended to be simpler in form than pieces made in the major cities. The major cities had greater access to more exotic imported woods and designs tended to be more more intricate and inspired by the prevailing global trends.Wealth also had a large part to play in most provincial pieces. Clearly, the wealthy people of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries wanted ONLY THE BEST AVAILABLE.............and would buy their furniture from high-end city retailers or manufacturers and often had then specifically made for them on commission. Ordinary folk could not afford this but would instead rely upon local cabinet makers for their furniture needs.

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18C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir Chair.

Provenance: Bought from an Estate Sale in Ireland.

Dimensions: 37.25" Tall, 22" wide and 28" deep

Condition: Needs re-upholstering

Price: $2,250.00. Sale Price Now: $975.00

 

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair

Early 19C French Louis XVI Walnut Boudoir/Bedroom Chair