French Vis-a-Vis or Confident Chair
France Ca 1920
A vis-a-vis is also called as "confident" in France. The concept is to join together two-seats in an S-shaped couch. It permits two people to sit next to each other but in the opposite direction. This one is in beech wood (the preferred wood for seats) and 14 turned columns are supporting the full backrest. Front feet are turned as well when the back feet are thinning down square feet. It has a padded and quilted upholstery with a synthetic python fabric on top. This vis-a-vis provides very comfortable seating while permitting to be closer from the other person you are talking to, therefore the French name "confident." This piece was made in Paris, circa 1920, beginning of the Art Deco period.
H 27 in. x W 53 in. x D 24 in.
H 68.58 cm x W 134.62 cm x D 60.96 cm