This set of eight classic French Os de Mouton chairs have been hand-carved in oak, assembled with square peg construction and upholstered in a deep red. There are six dining chairs plus two wider “king and queen” armchairs.
These chairs date to the early part of the 1900’s, but the Os de Mouton design can be traced back to the Louis XIII period (Circa 1650). Os de Mouton (French for “sheep bone”) are named as such because the shape of the chair resembles legs of lamb (a curly brace with rounded corners). These chairs introduced upholstered chairs affixed by brass nail head trim to the emerging middle class. The style is timeless and classic French.
Our circa 1900 Os de Mouton chairs are quite practical, and depending on your choice of fabric, they can work well with a variety of different tables and interiors. Usually these types of chairs are only found as sets of side chairs, so it is nice to have this complete set with the armchairs for the head and foot of the table.
Dimensions of dining chairs: H – 44 1/4, Seat H – 20, Seat W – 20, D – 22 1/2
Dimensions of armchairs: H – 44, Seat H – 19 1/2, W – 22 5/8, D – 25 3/4
CONDITION: Frames are in very good condition with wear commensurate to age and use and a few fleabites to the wood. A circular burn to the upholstery of the back of one chair and another chair’s upholstery has a stain, so the entire set should be reupholstered.