Louis XVI armchair

Louis XVI armchair

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The Louis XVI armchair is one of the most stylish furniture of all time. Originally from France, this seat is usually straight and geometric. To further accentuate the luxurious side of the chair, manufacturers have given it a trace of gilding, either at the sculpture or tapestry, the round feet are fluted.

The Louis XVI armchairs for a royal s...

The Louis XVI armchair is one of the most stylish furniture of all time. Originally from France, this seat is usually straight and geometric. To further accentuate the luxurious side of the chair, manufacturers have given it a trace of gilding, either at the sculpture or tapestry, the round feet are fluted.

The Louis XVI armchairs for a royal salon

The Louis XVI armchair has crossed the centuries with its elegance and timeless style. This furniture was created by cabinet maker Georges Jacob in the eighteenth century. At first, the seat was intended for the gilded cabinet of Queen Marie Antoinette in the heart of the Palace of Versailles. You will recognize this seat with its neoclassical ornament and luxurious tapestry adorned with gilding. The encroachment of the frame includes four feet which are reinforced by a spacer. The seat on its side, covered with tapestry, has a depth of 50 cm. The back of the chair is also decorated with tapestry identical to the seat. The armrests of the seat may or may not include cuffs depending on the model. They can also be trimmed or openwork. The armrests of the chair are 55 to 60 cm from the floor. The feet of the furniture, fluted or in square column, are decorated with a neoclassical sculpture highlighted with rectilinear forms. The seat adopts either a straight file or a round file and gives its name to the faulta medallion.

An antique style armchair from the Louis XVI period

Indeed, the old Louis XVI style armchair comes in different models, such as convertible armchairs or the shepherdess. The most famous is the Transition armchair in natural wood. The latter made its appearance between 1755 and 1775. This jewel of furniture Louis XVI is characterized by its square backrest or medallion. The legs are arched and the corners of the seat are equipped with connecting dice. The Transition model is adorned with sculptures finely crafted with motifs representing antiquity, such as acanthus leaves, triglyphs, denticles, pine cones or flutes. The tapestry, in addition to its color accentuating the gilding, includes decorative elements such as pearls, ribbons, cords and festoons. As for the feet, they are straight, fluted or tapered baroque style. At the beginning of the 19th century, other versions of Transition style seats appeared: the seat with straight backrest, the Transition seat with a medallion backrest and the Louis XVI hot-air balloon chair .

A Louis 16 seat for each use

It is a seat that can be used for many functions, so a seat with a higher seat will be suitable as office chair, or around tables of dining rooms. While a seat with a lower seat will be more suitable for use ins a lounge, for reading or a more relaxed function. For a louis xvi lounge, you will find in our shop louis xvi chairs in lacquered or gilded wood to complement it, according to your decoration.

You will find in our shop a wide choice of seats, the description will indicate you the wood and materials used, but also the dimensions in the form; 95 cm high x 63 cm wide x 66 cm deep. Visit our store to discover our wide selection of Louis XVI armchairs .

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