• Circa: 1870
• Period: 2nd Empire
• Provenance: France
• Wood: Solid walnut
• 2x Carved armchairs
• Newly upholstered
• Structured chenille upholstery
• Burgundy pink, gold and fawn colours
• Metal studwork braiding
• High-back design
• Down-swept reeded arms
• Acanthus leaf carvings to scroll arms
• Elegant carved “rope twist” legs
• Geometric block work
• Decorative floral carved font stretcher
• Structural “H” stretchers
• Comfortable sprung seats
• Bobbin tipped toes
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent condition
• 14 day free UK returns policy
Here is a superb quality pair of antique French walnut Fauteuil armchairs, in excellent condition, having been newly upholstered, circa 1870, from the 2nd French Empire period. The chairs are constructed of solid walnut and feature high-backs, straight fronts and an unusual “rope twist” leg design, above geometric block work and bobbin tipped toes, which are united by moulded “H” stretchers. There is a further decorative floral carved stretcher at the front of the chair below the seat. The armchairs feature good quality down swept reeded arms, which terminate in scroll ends incorporating carved acanthus leaves. The chairs have been newly upholstered in top quality hardwearing burgundy pink, gold and fawn tone structured raised chenille upholstery, displaying a comprehensive floral paisley pattern work, finished with brass studwork braiding. The undersides of the chairs have been recovered with traditional hessian material. The sprung seats are extremely comfortable to sit on; they do not sag.
The chairs feature a dark rich brown walnut colour. As they boast the original polish, they have a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning they have received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms including the bedroom, living room, dining room or hallway. The chairs would certainly grace any home and are a great investment as they are extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
External Height = 104cm or 41” or 3ft 5”
External Width = 64.5cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
External Depth = 66cm or 26” or 2ft 2”
Seat Height = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat Width = 53.5cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
Seat Depth = 50cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”
Arm Height (at front seat edge) = 64.5cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
Back Height = 52.5cm or 20⅝” or 1ft 8⅝”
These chairs are in excellent condition. The chairs have been newly upholstered in top quality hardwearing structured raised chenille upholstery; therefore the upholstery is in excellent & clean condition. The undersides of the chairs have been recently recovered with traditional hessian material. The sprung seats are extremely comfortable to sit on; they do not sag. There is no damage or breaks to the back or legs; nor any loose movements to the arms. The frames and arms are in excellent condition. The chairs sit firm on the ground and do not wobble. These chairs are well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.
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Ref. Pair Fauteuil Chairs 39