Antique and Vintage French Dining Chairs Product Details
Dimensions (inches): 44.25H x 18.50W x 18D
Comment: The big and lavish floral design on the fabric upholstery pairs charmingly with the light oak wood frame on this set of 8 vintage French sheepbone dining chairs. The delightful set of 8 sheepbone dining chairs dates to 1930 and each chair was crafted in France. The chairs are constructed in oak wood with Sheepbone curvy legs and stretchers, which is called 'os de mouton' style in France. The fabric on the upholstered seat cushion and back is a big bold and blowsy floral design that looks opulent and generous in tones of pink / beige / tan / green. These chairs are a breath of fresh air to bring a lavish and lovely feel to your dining room, especially if you want to bring the outdoors indoors and create a soft and slightly feminine feel. Perfect for your Traditional style dining room or in your country cottage, the eight armless vintage French sheepbone dining chairs or side chairs are accented with nailhead trim.
Style: 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>
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Condition of this Antique and Vintage Dining Chairs
Used - Good
Item Specifics: Wear to upholstery, with some chairs showing threadbare areas, especially on edges. Nailheads are tarnished with surface rust.
Shipping for this French Dining Chairs
Free Shipping: 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.