This majestic giltwood Chateau salon suite is from France and dates to circa 1880. There are four side chairs, two arm chairs (fauteuils), and a canape. All have square baluster legs and volute x-stretchers. All the wood has been richly sculpted and gilded, and motifs include scrolls, foliage, rinceaux, palmettes, beading, acanthus leaves and more. The armrests of the fauteuils and canape are supported by large lion muzzles. The side chairs and canape are all supported by cross stretchers, while the bright yellow upholstery is more recent, attached by large brass nailheads. The motifs are musical trophies encircled by foliate and floral motifs. French furniture of this style would have been first produced during the reign of Louis XIV, toward the end of the 1600s. A magnificent 19th century suite of this style, coloration, and condition is quite rare and will be the focal point of any room.
CONDITION: Good strong condition with losses of gilding, losses to some wood, abrasions. Upholstery is 20th century and in very good condition.