This French walnut fauteuil was hand-carved in France in the 1800’s in the style of Louis XIV. The seat and back have been upholstered in a velvet with green, yellow, and red floral print over a gold background. It is affixed by brass rosettes along the sides.
The gently sloping arms feature a carved acanthus leaf near the top. There is a larger acanthus on the hand rests that envelop a pair of flowers on each side. The arm stumps are turned balusters, with the turning continuing on the front legs. The back legs are turned as well, and all four feet have bun feet. Square block joints on legs form starting points for a series of turned leg connectors. The H-stretcher is turned as well, meeting each side connector at a square joint.
Our Louis XIV style walnut fauteuil can be left as is or reupholstered to a fabric of your choice. The chair frame shows impressive scale, with thick walnut armrests and is versatile enough to be used in any room of the house including a library, study, or den.
CONDITION: Good antique condition. Wear commensurate to age and use with minor rubs to upholstery. Light buildup to fabric and to chair arms. Traces of old wood worm with fleabites and minimal losses.