Gilded, Painted Os de Mouton Louis XIII Style Armchair, France circa 1875

(France, 19th Century)

Gilded, Painted Os de Mouton Louis XIII Style Armchair, France circa 1875
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Gilded, Painted Os de Mouton Louis XIII Style Armchair, France circa 1875

The sensuous lines of this elegant French mouton leg chair first appeared during the reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV (1610-1715) in France. The tall back with its slant and generously sized seat makes the chair extremely comfortable as do the sloped arms that provide a natural resting place. Please enlarge the photographs to see the pattern of incised ridges highlighted with the original painted and gilded finish that give this chair its unique appearance. The ridged pattern of the timber is different than the usual rounded profile of a mouton leg chair and sets this chair apart from others. All of the legs and stretcher as well as the arms possess a curved profile that sweeps the eye along no matter from which angle the chair is seen. Interestingly the tall back of the chair was originally used to protect the sitter from a gust of chilled air when seated inside during the cold winter months. It was not until the time of Louis XV in the beginning of the 18th century that the height of a chair back became lower. This antique French armchair now features upholstery in a raised geometric pattern cut velvet with a separate seat cushion chosen to complement the gracefulness of the chair and is completely finished on all sides.

WIDTH: 25 in | HEIGHT: 47 in | DEPTH: 30 in

Origin France
Category Benches
Period 19th Century
Style Louis XIII

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