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A pair of 18th century fauteuils.
These are the real deal. From the top.....
The chairs have a gendarme-topped crown, in the manner of a soldier's hat, surmounted with two turned and finely carved finials.
The chairs' bookmatched gold-leafed neverending carving flows outward from the crown of the chairs to the boxed parterre supporting the finials mentioned above. The neverending chain (money-chain carving) continues, leading down into the chairs' arms.
The padded arms are supported by a gainsborough-shaped arches, which in turn are supported by the chairs' typical Louis XVl/Dircectoire fluted and carved legs.
The finish on the chairs is a grey gesso, highlighted with 24 carat gold.
Katrina has chosen a gorgeous upholstery fabric, and the upholsterer has managed to double pipe the edges, perfectly enhancing the fabric's lovely diagonal stripe.
AGE 18th Century
STOCK # 111-16
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