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
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||35 in. (89 cm)
||28 in. (71 cm)
||20 in. (51 cm)