Hand-carved in France in the early 1900’s, this impressive pair of armchairs with tapestry upholstery has elements made from walnut and beech wood. Each armchair features a verdant tapestry affixed with iron nailheads. The scene depicts women in red and white dresses on horseback, riding beneath an archway with turned columns and adorned with cartouches and roundels. Blue, red, and yellow flowers dotted with birds surround the figures.
The top of the armrest has been adorned with a carved leaf. Similar leaves envelop a pair of florets at the handrest, while the stumps have leaves with volute conclusions. The legs and H-shaped stretcher are comprised of turned balusters joined by rectangular blocks with canted corners. There are two rectangular joints (embellished with florets on two sides) on both front legs. Each leg terminates in a small bun foot. With vibrant upholstery and skillfully carved frames, our pair of walnut and beech armchairs can be used in just about any room of the house.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with light buildup to upholstery and minor losses to wood. At least one nailhead is missing. Minor fraying to upholstery. Tapestry is machine woven.