A pair of Louis XIV style armchairs
A pair of Louis XIV style walnut armchairs (French, c. 1900) made by the workshops of Jules Allard & Sons of Paris. Each chair has an arched rectangular padded back above acanthus leaf curved arms that terminate in lion head handles raised on putto supports. The padded seats are raised on four scroll and block shaped legs carved with bellflowers and acanthus leaves that terminate in squat feet with gadrooned collars. The legs are joined by a Y-shaped molded stretcher with a raised central bouquet of flowers. The upholstered sections in the original wine colored cut velvet are accented with gold braid trim and brass upholstered tacks in the form of flowerheads.
45" x 30" x 27.5"
Purchased by The Preservation Society of Newport County, 1962.
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