FRENCH LOUIS XVI BERGERE ARM CHAIR IN GREEN PAINT, Circa late 19th/early 20th century
Item # 201KJT12N
A most attractive rounded bergere in the Louis XVI taste, it is rather unusual and a particularly interesting strikepoint. Only sparingly carved and embellished, the sloped crest is highlighted at the center with a carved floral embellishment, the exposed frame molded and flowing into curved handholds over arm supports that join directly into the frame. The form is predominantly round, the arms wrapping around the frame to create a cocoon around the seated, the entire chair resting over carefully carved tapered and fluted legs, the top embellished with a ring of acanthus carving.
The seat cushion is down stuffed, the rest of the chair retaining it's original horsehair stuffing covered in a clean upholstery. It is a most attractive acquisition for anyone passionate about the French taste for interiors.
Measurements: 26 1/2" wide x 29" deep x 33 1/4" high to crest; 17 1/2" high to seat
Condition Report: Old but not original paint w/ natural distressing and wear throughout. Fresh upholstery. Very strong, stable and comfortable.