PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Mid 19C French Country Boudoir Armchair.
Made in France circa 1860 this chair is made of walnut.
It sits on it’s original front casters and has 2 cabriolet legs to the front and 2 straighter curved legs to the rear.
It has a wonderful serpentine shape to the front seat with scroll work arms rests.
The back of the chair is likewise serpentine in shape and form and has a heavily carved crown at the top.
This chair has what appears to be it’s original velvet upholstery in super condition for it’s age.
The fabric is in the design of various exotic fruits.
THIS IS A REALLY HIGH QUALITY CHAIR OF IT’S TYPE !
“When studying French art and furniture history, we often focus on the elaborate styles that developed for members of the monarchy and royal court, like the Rococo. However, furniture designs were different for those living in the countryside, and these pieces remain rather little-known.
French provincial furniture is the term generally used to describe the furniture produced in French smaller cities and the countryside, mostly during the 18th century. It often applies to the pieces from provinces like Provence, Normandy, Bordeaux, and other French regions.
During the 18th century, the Parisian monarchy and court commissioned hundreds of luxurious and elaborate pieces and imposed the Rococo style, also known as Louis XV, and later the Neoclassical style, also known as Louis XVI. Today, those are the styles commonly associated with French furniture history.
Away from the court, French provincial furniture began as a series of simpler and more affordable adaptations of the luxurious pieces made for the monarchy. Provincial furniture was meant for the wealthy families of the provinces, who despite having some richness could actually not afford the luxurious and very expensive Parisian pieces.
Unfortunately, since provincial furniture was rarely given as much historical importance as the leading styles, it is hard to find preserved pieces from that time.
In the last decades, however, there has been a growing interest in this style. There are many recent pieces produced as country furniture that share some common characteristics, although they should not be confused with the actual historical pieces…….”
19C French Country Boudoir Armchair.
Provenance: From an Outstanding Private Dallas Collection.
Condition: Very good original condition.
Dimensions: 41.25″ Tall, 25.25″ Wide and 21″ Deep. Seat Height is 17.5″