This set of six classic French Os de Mouton side chairs have been hand-carved in beech wood, assembled with square peg construction and upholstered with a floral print. French Beech is a pretty wood, but also very strong, which made is a preferred choice for French chair and stool makers. These chairs date to the early part of the 1900’s, but the Os de Mouton design can be traced back to the Louis XIII period (Circa 1650). Os de Mouton (French for “sheep bone”) are named as such because the shape of the chair resembles legs of lamb (a curly brace with rounded corners). These chairs introduced upholstered chairs affixed by brass nail head trim to the emerging middle class. The style is timeless and classic French.
Our early 20th century Os de Mouton chairs are quite practical, and depending on your choice of fabric, they can work well with a variety of different tables and interiors.
CONDITION: Wooden frames are in very good condition with wear commensurate to age and use. The upholstery on a few chairs has some tearing on the seats and back rests, so they will need to be reupholstered. A few nail heads are missing or oxidized.