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Pair of German Fauteuils

Pair of German Fauteuils

A pair of richly carved Fauteuils à la Reine on volute-shaped legs. The legs are carved with shell shapes and acanthus. The backs of the chairs are elegantly shaped in elongated C- and S-volutes.

These chairs represent the best tradition of the “Style Rocaille” with its flowing lines that seem to defy gravity. The “Fauteuil à la Reine” can be recognized by the upright back, this in contrast to the “fauteuil en cabriolet” that has a declining back.

The seats that are flared towards the front and the reclining armrests were necessary properties of sitting furniture of the mid-18th century. The wide frocks required by the fashion of the day needed some extra space.

Private collection, Paris, France
bought from la Galerie Etienne Lévy, Paris, 1978
Pair of German Fauteuils
Price on request
ca. 1745-1750
carved walnut
99 x 65 x 71 cm

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