This single fauteuil, or armchair, was hand-carved in walnut wood in France during the late 1800’s. The backrest and seat have recently been reupholstered with a temporary white muslin fabric, and a gimp border surrounds the backrest.
The tops of the arms feature scrolls that have slightly raised central sections. Each of the arms slope downwards gently before terminating in a volute scroll adorned with a carved leaf. The arm stumps beneath are S-scrolls with recessed carvings.
An H-shaped stretcher adds stability to the scrolled legs. The front legs and the stretcher are adorned with a similar grooved motif as the arm stumps, while the back legs have a shallow molding along the edges. The cross stretcher and both side stretchers are embellished with a scrolled noix, or nut. The bottoms of the legs are affixed to small pad feet, sometimes referred to as “Dutch feet”.
Our late 19th century walnut armchair has a straight back which is offset by the highly scrolled arms, legs, and stretchers, adding elegance to the armchair’s appeal. This chair can be used with a variety of styles and color schemes.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor losses to wood on the back of the seatback. Light rubs and nicks to chair frame. The chair has recently been reupholstered with a temporary cotton, ready for the fabric of your choosing.