Os de mouton chairs were first produced by French menuisiers during the reign of Louis XIV. The highly shaped legs and stretchers had inherent beauty that reflected the use of prominent curves associated with furniture from this era. Our walnut and tapestry os de mouton tabouret was hand-carved during the period, in the 1600’s. Based on the H-shaped stretcher, which was a holdover from Louis XIII, the tabouret is most likely from the beginning of Louis XIV, in the mid-1600’s. A floral tapestry fragment has been affixed to the frame via iron nailheads, adding a vibrant scene to the wood frame. Our period French Louis XIV walnut and tapestry os de mouton tabouret has a rich patina and will make an elegant statement in a variety of interiors.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor losses and age separations to both wood and upholstery. Light fraying to edges of tapestry. Slight traces of old wood worm. The tapestry is not original to the tabouret, but it is also 17th century. Please see photos for details.