Antique and Vintage French Dining Chairs Product Details
45.50H x 19W x 18D
Impress your friends with fantastic set of 6 vintage French sheepbone dining chairs, designed for the dining room but they'd also serve you proud as side chairs or occasional seating. The very nice set of 6 sheepbone dining chairs dates to 1950 and each chair was crafted in France. The chairs are constructed in solid oak wood with Sheepbone or 'os de mouton' curvy legs and stretchers. The fabric on the upholstered seat cushion and back is a traditional design in tones of brown / beige / gold. The classic design of the fabric upholstery onm the chair seat and back will work with many color schemes and look terrific in a traditional style dining room. Nailhead trim accent the arched seat back and add to the substantial traditional appeal. The armless vintage French sheepbone style dining chairs would also make spectacular side chairs, as occasional seating in a living room, hallway, or in your bedrooms and guest bedrooms.
Sheepbone <div>LOUIS XIV AND THE BOULLE STYLE</div><div>The Sun King, Louis XIV (1643 1715), ascended the throne shortly before he turned five years of age, although he did not personally rule until the age of 23. Louis XIV enjoyed the longest reign of any European monarch, dying just before his 77th birthday. Louis XIV was an absolute monarchist and history attributes him with the phrase L'tat, c'est moi (I am the State). With an all-powerful monarch around whom the court and all of France rotated, the grandiose Baroque style of furniture and decorative arts, which originated in Italy, was brought to France. To please the King, furniture makers produced massive, elaborate, dramatic and more and more extravagant pieces, just for the sake of extravagance.</div><div>The epitome of this style under Louis XIV was reached by Andr-Charles Boulle (1642 1732), the French furniture maker who is recognized as the preeminant artist in the field of marquetry (the art of using veneer to create patterns). Boulle style became known as the use of very expensive tortoishell veneer, which was then further decorated with inlaid pieces of hand-painted brass. The result is extraordinary and spectacular and all of the courtiers of Louis XIV rushed to acquire their own Boulle-style pieces for their chateaux. Additionally, curvy chair legs, known as mutton-bone turnery or Sheepbone style, were also popular at this time. </div>
Condition of this Antique and Vintage Dining Chairs
Used - Good
Shows normal wear to finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings and scratches from age. Upholstery is in good condition with some minor wear and fraying to corners and edges of seats
Shipping for this French Dining Chairs
Free shipping only applies within the Contiguous 48 United States and this item will be shipped via Vanline. Furniture (over 100 pounds) is shipped via white glove delivery service, which includes bringing the item into your home and placing the item in the room of your choice on the main level of your home. This service includes light assembly and the removal of packing materials. White glove service normally takes 3 to 4 weeks, although delays may occur for more remote locations. Someone must be present to accept and sign for the delivery.