A wide and deep easy chair, with upholstered back and seat, but with open arms, sometimes padded on top. The ends of the arms were frequently carved with scrolls, lions' heads and so on. The style was developed in France in the late 17th or early 18th centuries, but was taken up by the English cabinetmakers, such as Chippendale, who described them as 'French chairs'.
A French Louis XVI style oak Petit point fauteuil, 19th century, the tablet back chair with a bead and ribbon twist frame with floral carved crest, with padded arms, relief carved leaf and scroll side supports to a bow front seating rail and raised on tape
A Louis XV-style walnut fauteuil, 19th century, possibly earlier, the moulded frame decorated with carved decorative details, upholstered in close-nailed floral fabric. Height 88 cm. Width 61 cm. Depth 64 cm.
A modern French style fauteuil armchair, exposed dark stained and grey washed oak carved frame, dark leather loose seat cushion and matching arm rests, grey linen upholstered back and sides, a stylish chair in good condition.
A pair of Louis XV style gilded timber fauteuils, with floral crested showframes and padded arms, carved side supports and stuffover serpentine seats with decorated seating rails and raised on cabriole legs with floral carved knees, upholstered in olive ve
A Louis XV style timber fauteuil, with a floral crested showframe and padded arms, carved side supports and a serpentine stuffover seat with a decorated seating rails and raised on cabriole legs with floral carved knees, upholstered in olive velvet. Height
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