circa: Late 1800s
A phenomenal pair of French upholstered mahogany armchairs in the Directoire style, circa 1890. The bergeres have a square form with elegant, sloping arms that end in scrolled handrests. Exquisitely carved square balusters form the front legs, with multiple detailed segments. The back legs have a gentle outward curve; all legs rest on petite brass casters. Beautiful blonde mahogany has fine banded inlay throughout, with thin strips of ebony and satin wood. A wonderful stylized floral motif is inlaid on either side of the scrolled handrests. The square joins on the front legs have additional floral motif inlay of a different design, with details to create depth and shading on the petals. Dark taupe upholstery makes a perfect foil for the honey-toned wood. Double welt cord trim finishes out the chairs. Very comfortable, upholstery is brand new. Seat height on the chairs is 17.5".
Note: We have a matching Sofa available, contact us for details.
Condition: Great condition. A few minor dings and marks at the feet, normal for their age and use. New upholstery.
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