• Item: 12 Oak Provincial Dining Chairs
• Circa: 1920
• Period: 2nd Empire
• Wood: Solid oak
• Provenance: Belgium
• Cabinetmaker: Rigaux
• High back design
• Louis XV styling
• Shaped & carved top rails
• Octagonal tapering legs
• Shaped cross stretchers
• Newly reupholstered seats
• New Silk Damask upholstery
• Original polish
• Fantastic colour
• Excellent quality & condition
• Strong & sturdy design
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is an example of a superb quality set of 12 antique Belgian Louis XV style provincial oak high back kitchen-dining chairs, which have been newly upholstered, circa 1920, in excellent condition. The chairs were made by Rigaux in Belgium (see provenance below for further information). The upholstered seats are in excellent condition having have been re-padded, re-webbed and newly reupholstered in top quality silk damask and finished with brass studwork to the perimeter. The seats are firm but comfortable. The chairs boast an elegant shaped top rail with foliate carvings, above three elegantly curved, shaped reeded vertical rails, connected to the seat with similarly curved & reeded supports. The chair frames feature an elegant shaped Louis XV style reeded frieze with octagonal turned and tapering legs to the front and rear, united by an elegant moulded and shaped cross-stretcher for added sturdiness. The chairs are very comfortable, solid in joint and would look good in either a traditional or contemporary setting.
The chairs feature a rich golden oak 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.
These chairs would look superb in the kitchen or dining room. They would certainly grace any home and are a great investment as they are extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
In 1898, René Rigaux, son of a draper, opened a cabinetmaking workshop in Chenestre, hamlet of Dalhem near Liège, Belgium. He soon became known for his Art Deco and modern style furniture. The success helped him expand, and René decided to move to Visé in 1928. Already at that time he was exporting furniture to the Netherlands.
Achille Rigaux, his son, helped René rebuild the workshop that was destroyed during the second war and revived production. In 1949, he took over the estate and set up the furniture store on the retail street, the site of the current showroom. Achille Rigaux is moving towards the reproduction of French regional furniture and specializes in the production of hand-carved Liège furniture.
This set of dining chairs is in excellent condition. The upholstered seats are in excellent condition having have been re-padded, re-webbed and newly reupholstered in top quality silk damask and finished with brass studwork to the perimeter.The upholstery is therefore clean, free from stains or marks. This is a “true” set of dining chairs, i.e. they have not been matched together from smaller sets of chairs. Displaying a beautiful rich golden oak patina, they are of excellent quality, with a robust design. The seat frames and chair joints are all solid.All chairs are solid in joint and ready to be used.
External Height = 103.5cm or 40¾” or 3ft 4¾”
External Width = 58cm or 22¾” or 1ft 10¾”
External Depth = 55cm or 21⅝” or 1ft 9⅝”
Back Height = 56.5cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Arm Height = 71.5cm or 28⅛” or 2ft 4⅛”
Seat Height = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Seat Width = 51cm or 20” or 1ft 8”
Seat Depth = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
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