This group of 6 side chairs were carved from walnut wood in the latter half of the 1800’s. They are from the Italian region of Lombardy, which has long been a global center for banking and fashion. The design of the chairs is in the style of the late 17th/early 18th centuries, at a time when the furniture of Louis XIV was starting to exert influence onto Italian furniture makers. The chairs are a wonderful mixture of curving Baroque forms with the important architectural stance of the Louis XIV style. The chairs have simple block legs in the back, while the facades are expertly carved into a melange of scrolling acanthus leaves, a center shell, and squared plinths which rest on wide, out-turned C-scroll feet. These robust, yet sinuous walnut chairs from Italy will add a touch of elegance to any dining room.
CONDITION: Good antique condition some rubs, and minor nicks to wood. Old worming. Fabric on one chair is slightly different than rest.