1890 French Hunting Dining Chairs Set 6 Antique Carved Oak Twists Cane
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Antique and Vintage French Dining Chairs Product Details
43H x 17.75W x 16.25D
The finely carved entwined leaves on the crest rails of this set of antique French Hunting chairs make them a beautifully decorative addition to your traditional dining room. The set of 6 Renaissance dining chairs from France carved in the Hunting style dates to 1890. Crafted in oak wood with neutral cane seats, the six dining chairs feature a cascading leafy vine in the chair back, accented by pretty clusters of grapes. Wine lovers will love these antique Hunting chairs! Barley twist chair posts frame the chairs for extra textural and visual interest, topped with a block carved with a flower. The twists and floral blocks repeat on the chair legs and stretchers. The open carving work on these antique dining chairs creates a delightful airy feel for contemporary homes, even if you don't have a country hunting lodge to hand! This set of 6 antique oak French Hunting style dining chairs look as inviting today as they did when they were crafted for an elegant family in France more than a century ago.
Hunting <div>RENAISSANCE REVIVAL: HENRY II AND HUNTING STYLES </div><div>As the middle class rose in status and wealth with the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, more people were able to afford furniture. This flattening of society in combination with technological advancements created a surge of furniture production. Improved transportation meant a greater variety of wood was available at lower costs. For the first time, furniture became accessible and affordable to the common man. From the 1830s to the end of the 19th century, furniture makers reached back to earlier historical styles, and reinterpreted them with a great deal of creativity and experimentation. Although machines were used to increase speed and productivity, most of the carvings were still done by hand. Consumers were hungry for large, ornate and heavily carved furniture that would impress their friends and family and show off their newly found wealth. The Renaissance Revival style is marked by massive proportions and heavy, ornate carvings. Most furniture was produced in dark oak and walnut. There are actually several sub-styles that fall under the broader Renaissance Revival style and include the Henry II (Henri II) style, Hunting style, Mechelen style, and Louis XIII style.</div><div>In France, the Renaissance style is often referred to as Henry II (Henri II) style, based on the reign of Henry II (1547 1559), although it is surprising that the style was not named for his father, Francis I. Considered to be the great French Renaissance monarch, Francis I (1515 1547), a contemporary of Henry VIII in England, was a great supporter of the Arts and the Humanities. Enamored with Italian Renaissance art and architecture, he convinced Leonardo da Vinci and other great Italian artists to move to France and work at his court, decorating his many palaces and chateaux (palaces out in the country rather than in Paris) in the lush Loire Valley. He actively collected artistic works by Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian, which were the beginning of the magnificent art collection of the French kings on display today in the Louvre in Paris. Decorative hallmarks of the Henry II style include arches, pediments, columns, finials, carved flowers, fruit, scrolls and often references to Greek and Roman mythology, including male and female heads, faces or figures.</div><div>The Hunting style developed as an exotic way to decorate the royal and aristocratic hunting lodges (the chateaux of the Loire Valley). Furniture makers specialized in detailed carvings of winged griffins, lions heads, and trophies of the hunt, including deer, fish, eels, rabbits, birds, and dogs. Lush foliage in the form of leaves and berries were often carved along edges of buffets and on the backs of chairs, while the bases of tables were often carved to represent the beasts of the hunt: dogs, boars, deer, and foxes. 19th century consumers of the Renaissance Revival style were crazy for the massive, heavily carved and ornate Hunting style and many pieces also included intricate stained glass doors in the upper cabinets.</div>
Condition of this Antique and Vintage Dining Chairs
Used - Good
Shows normal wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. There is damage to the cane on three chairs, which may need professional restoration or upholstery.
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