French Louis XVI Style Bergére Chair

French Louis XVI-style (Late 19th Century )ormolu mounted mahogany caned bergere (Related item: 050651B)
ITEM #
050651A
WIDTH
24.8"
STYLE
French Louis XVI
DEPTH
22.0"
COLOR
Brown
HEIGHT
34.3"
CATEGORY
Furniture > Seating > Armchairs
SEAT HEIGHT
17.0"
$7,850 (USD)
In Stock
Qty: 1

French Louis XVI Style Bergére Chair

In Stock
$7,850
Quantity: 1
French Louis XVI-style (Late 19th Century )ormolu mounted mahogany caned bergere (Related item: 050651B)
ITEM #
050651A
WIDTH
24.8"
DEPTH
22.0"
HEIGHT
34.3"
SEAT HEIGHT
17.0"
STYLE
French Louis XVI
COLOR
Brown
Category
Furniture > Seating > Armchairs
Louis XVI

Louis XVI

King Louis-Auguste reigned in France between 1774 to 1793. The Louis XVI style was a return to classicism looking to Greek and Roman culture for inspiration. Characteristics of this style were architectural ornamentation, classic symmetry, geometric marquetry,decorative escutcheons, small mechanized elements, and the predominant use of mahogany with linear gilt bronze mounts that emphasized veneers. Decorative motifs such as garland swags, horns of plenty, vasiform shapes, olive leaves, and cone finials were common and often referencing historical styles.

Mahogany

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained hard wood with silky texture, ranging in color from dark brown to red. Furniture made from mahogany became popular in Britain from Mid-18th Century on, spreading throughout Europe.

Ormolu

Ormolu

French gilding technique of applying finely ground gold with a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. High heat is applied in a kiln burning off the mercury and leaving behind the gold affixed to the bronze and is finished by hand-chasing. Also known as gilt-bronze or bronze doré. Often used to refer to bronze furniture mounts enhanced by gilding.

Bergère

Bergère

A Bergère chair is a type of upholstered armchair originated from French designs in 1725. This was the first type of chair to focus on comfort and relaxation. These chairs have long and wide seats with a thick cushion. Early models were caned, later ones were upholstered.

Louis XVI

Louis XVI

King Louis-Auguste reigned in France between 1774 to 1793. The Louis XVI style was a return to classicism looking to Greek and Roman culture for inspiration. Characteristics of this style were architectural ornamentation, classic symmetry, geometric marquetry,decorative escutcheons, small mechanized elements, and the predominant use of mahogany with linear gilt bronze mounts that emphasized veneers. Decorative motifs such as garland swags, horns of plenty, vasiform shapes, olive leaves, and cone finials were common and often referencing historical styles.

Mahogany

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained hard wood with silky texture, ranging in color from dark brown to red. Furniture made from mahogany became popular in Britain from Mid-18th Century on, spreading throughout Europe.

Ormolu

Ormolu

French gilding technique of applying finely ground gold with a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. High heat is applied in a kiln burning off the mercury and leaving behind the gold affixed to the bronze and is finished by hand-chasing. Also known as gilt-bronze or bronze doré. Often used to refer to bronze furniture mounts enhanced by gilding.

Bergère

Bergère

A Bergère chair is a type of upholstered armchair originated from French designs in 1725. This was the first type of chair to focus on comfort and relaxation. These chairs have long and wide seats with a thick cushion. Early models were caned, later ones were upholstered.

Louis XVI

Louis XVI

King Louis-Auguste reigned in France between 1774 to 1793. The Louis XVI style was a return to classicism looking to Greek and Roman culture for inspiration. Characteristics of this style were architectural ornamentation, classic symmetry, geometric marquetry,decorative escutcheons, small mechanized elements, and the predominant use of mahogany with linear gilt bronze mounts that emphasized veneers. Decorative motifs such as garland swags, horns of plenty, vasiform shapes, olive leaves, and cone finials were common and often referencing historical styles.

Mahogany

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained hard wood with silky texture, ranging in color from dark brown to red. Furniture made from mahogany became popular in Britain from Mid-18th Century on, spreading throughout Europe.

Ormolu

Ormolu

French gilding technique of applying finely ground gold with a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. High heat is applied in a kiln burning off the mercury and leaving behind the gold affixed to the bronze and is finished by hand-chasing. Also known as gilt-bronze or bronze doré. Often used to refer to bronze furniture mounts enhanced by gilding.

Bergère

Bergère

A Bergère chair is a type of upholstered armchair originated from French designs in 1725. This was the first type of chair to focus on comfort and relaxation. These chairs have long and wide seats with a thick cushion. Early models were caned, later ones were upholstered.

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