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A set of nine Louis XVI mahogany chairs

Circa 1785

Height : 89,5 cm
Width : 46 cm
Depth : 49 cm

A set of nine Louis XVI mahogany chairs

Circa 1785

Height : 89,5 cm
Width : 46 cm
Depth : 49 cm

A set of nine Louis XVI mahogany chairs

Circa 1785

Height : 89,5 cm
Width : 46 cm
Depth : 49 cm

Descriptive

Set of nine Louis XVI mahogany chairs ,

The continuous moulded rail resting on four fluted legs. The uprights of the backrest are composed of fluted columns. The backrest holds a mahogany lyre whose strings are made of brass.

Ornaments such as sabots, pastilles and a butterfly at the top of the lyre are also in brass.

Although sober in design and ornamentation this suite of chairs is very rare for its metal decoration which recalls the beautiful chair decorated with gilt bronzes by Riesener, illustrated in Bill Pallot’s Art during the  18th century, page 18.