Pair of Louis XIV Style Carved Giltwood Armchairs
A pair of regency style carved giltwood armchairs (French, c. 1900) from the workshops of Jules Allard & Sons of Paris. The armchairs have an upholstered arched back with an elaborately pierced crest rail of scrolling foliage with a flower-filled urn in the center. The back rails have carved flowerheads with acanthus and bellflower carved arms that are raised on S-scroll supports. The upholstered seat is raised on four pierced legs with tasseled lambrequins and foliate forms. The legs are joined by H-shape stretchers. The block side stretchers are carved with flowerheads and foliage, the raised central stretcher has two S-scrolls centering a floral wreath. The back and seat are upholstered in crimson velvet embroidered with gold stumpwork, the back depicts a flaming urn and two batons within a foilage surround, the seat depicts a floral wreath and is timmed with tassels. Original to The Elms.
63" x 28.5" x 25.5"
Gift of Mr. J. Edgar Monroe, 1962.
PSNC.2751.1 - .2
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