Pair of German Louis XV Armchairs

Pair of German Louis XV Armchairs

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Offered by Kollenburg Antiquairs BV




A pair of richly carved Fauteuils à la Reine on volute-shaped legs. The legs are carved with shell shapes and acanthus. The backs of the chairs are elegantly shaped in elongated C- and S-volutes.

These chairs represent the best tradition of the “Style Rocaille” with its flowing lines that seem to defy gravity. The “Fauteuil à la Reine” can be recognized by the upright back, this in contrast to the “fauteuil en cabriolet” that has a declining back.

The seats that are flared towards the front and the reclining armrests were necessary properties of sitting furniture of the mid-18th century. The wide frocks required by the fashion of the day needed some extra space.

Provenance:
Galerie Etienne Lévy, Paris, 1978
Private collection, Paris
Period
ca. 1745-1750
Material
carved walnut
Reference
100-181
Sizes
99 x 65 x 71 cm

Offered by

Kollenburg Antiquairs BV

Postbus 171
5688 ZK Oirschot
The Netherlands

+31 499578037
+31 655822218
http://www.kollenburgantiquairs.com/

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