Antique and Vintage French Dining Chair Product Details
43.50H x 19W x 18.50D
This eclectic vintage French sheepbone dining chair or side chair dates to 1950, with striking striped upholstery and stylish Sheepbone style shaping on the legs and stretchers. The chair frame is crafted in walnut wood. The smart upholstery on the seat cushion and back features a brown / beige / tan fabric that will make a great statement in your dining room, mixed with your other eclectic dining chairs. Or picture it as a beautiful armless side chair in your living room, hallway, home office or bedroom. Combining French style with a contemporary flair in the seat and back upholstery, this vintage armless dining chair is sure to make an impression. Nailhead trim enhances the substantial Old World appeal of this dining chair, which is a direct import from France. The vintage French sheepbone dining chair measures more than 43 inches high with a seat height of a comfortable 20 inches.
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 Chair
Shows normal wear to the frame and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. Upholstery is dusty and has two holes in seat.
Shipping for this French Dining Chair
Free shipping only applies within the Contiguous 48 United States and this item will be shipped via Greyhound Bus. Larger items (under 100 pounds) shipping via Greyhound are transported to your door by courier service. Greyhound service normally takes 1 to 3 weeks for delivery, depending on delivery location. Someone must be present to accept and sign for the delivery. All shipments include Insurance.