Fine European Antiques and Objets d'Arts    Tel: 843.577.0104

French Directoire Armchairs

France – Circa 1870

HEIGHT:35 in. (89 cm)

WIDTH:28 in. (71 cm)

DEPTH:20 in. (51 cm)

SKU: 80 Category: Tag:

The French Revolution (1789) changed manners and customs, but also the Furniture style, by abandoning the Louis XV and XVI affluence and refinement. The Directoire style covers 9 years(5 for Consulat and 4 for Directoire) and was initially very much a prolongation of The Louis XVI style and toward the end a precursor of Empire. This pair are “Fauteuil in Cabriolet” in grey painted beech wood with a trapezoidal shape backrest. The armrest and their support -as well as the backrest frame and the seat support- shows very beautiful moldings. Four fluted feet at “rudenture” (always a sign of quality armchair) with ,in front ,connecting oak in shape of a l flower .

Almond green new tapestry covered with little flowers and leaves and surrounded by a very nice pink gimp. Underside ,the wide strips of woven hemp, laid with no space between them typifies the French method of webbing inherited from late 18th Century

IN THE STYLE OF: Directoire
MATERIALS: Wood, Paint etc.
CONDITION: Excellent
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 35 in. (89 cm)
WIDTH: 28 in. (71 cm)
DEPTH: 20 in. (51 cm)


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “French Directoire Armchairs”