Pair of à la reine armchairs, late 19th Century

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Pair of large à la reine armchairs in sculpted gilt stucco wood and painted with openwork floral motifs and floral garlands. Low apron with foliaged blossom motifs in medallions, in a rolling Rococo frame. Slightly inclined shapely rectangular back. Shapely, reclined, padded armrests.

Probably Italian Work, Louis XV Style, late 19th Century

Totale height : 106 cm (41.7 in) each – Maximum seated width : 75 cm (29.5 in)– Width of backrest : 62 cm (24.4 in) – Totale depth: 85 cm (33.4 in)

Seat, strapping and upholstery completely restored in the 17th Century Style by the company Tassinari and Chatel Paris.

Imagined in the Manner of Louis XV, these large armchairs are testiment of a pronounced taste for the arabesque, the curve and counter-curve typical of the 17th Century. Resting on four rolling arched legs, these wide-seated armchairs testify an affectation and a taste for pronounced luxury, notably by their rich and luxuriant decor recollecting the great moments under the reign of Louis XV. However, the interpretation free of forms, the affluence of the decoration and this aspect grandiose remind us that this type of production was intended for the industrial or financial bourgeoisie belonging to the end of the XIXth Century who were eager to demonstrate their success and attach themselves to the great styles of the past.

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