Antique and Vintage French Dining Chairs Product Details
Dimensions (inches): 44.25H x 19W x 18D
Comment: The warm and welcoming red upholstery on this set of six French Sheepbone dining chairs is perfect for your dining room as the color red is said to stimulate appetite. Dating to 1930, the six dining chairs could also be used as handsome side chairs to bring color and comfort to your living room, hallway, home office or bedrooms. The 6 armless chairs feature a simple humped back and delightful Sheepbone shaping on the legs and stretchers, which is called os de mouton style in France. The chair frame is crafted in oak wood which looks great against the rich red fabric upholstery on the seat cushion and back. The fabric features a classic diamond based design with accents of green and beige in the pattern. This is a very Mid-Century style fabric which is a terrific teaming with the 1930 chairs. Nailhead trim adds to the high-quality appeal of the six vintage oak Sheepbone dining chairs, which are a direct import from France.
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
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.