Bespoke Sets of Giltwood Armchairs in the Louis XV Style Available to Order
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We are delighted to be able to offer made-to-order bespoke sets of Louis XV armchairs handcrafted in Italy.
These Louis XV armchairs are handcrafted from fabulous solid beech and then gilded. They have glorious carved cresting of a bouquet of flowers. The shaped backs have a gadrooned scalloped design with acanthus leaf carved open padded arms and uprights. They also feature ring turned and tapering fluted legs in perfect alignment with the styling of Louis XV.
Incredibly elegant and stylish these bespoke Louis XV dining chairs can be upholstered in any fabric of your choice enabling you to perfectly complement your interior decor with these fabulous giltwood dining chairs.
The quoted price of £880 is per armchair.
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More About Louis XV Furniture
Throughout the reign of Louis XV furniture design evolved taking in various fashions. The preference for smaller items and more comfort came to the fore during the Louis XV period, contrasting with the more bombastic and large scale grandeur of the early styles from the Louis XIV period, which had been heavily influenced by the need to have furniture that match the grandeur of the massive rooms in the Palace of Versailles. Louis XV had many of these rooms divided up and a more intimate styling became fashionable.
Many new forms of chairs were developed during the Louis XV period which all had more comfort in mind. These included the chaise longue, the Bergere which had a low seat, an extra cushion and wings which made it easier to take naps in the chair and the Fauteuil de cabinet - a chair designed to with with a desk and provide much more comfort whilst writing. These Louis XV dining chairs with their padded back and seats show this trend for comfort and will add the ‘wow’ factor to any dining table.
They are in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs.
Viewing A Set Of Louis XV Dining Chairs In Person
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This set of chairs will require specialized packing and transport to make sure it gets to your desired destination safely and securely. We can transport a set of Louis XV dining chairs to almost any destination internationally and we will be completely happy to look after the packing for you, but kindly do call or email for the shipping costs first, before paying for a set of Louis XV dining chairs so we can satisfy your transportation preferences. We ship free of charge to any mainland UK location.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 102 x Width 66 x Depth 60
Height 52 - Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet
Height 1 foot, 8 inches - Seat Height
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 08598b
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