Louis XVI Painted & Parcel Gilt Fauteuils – Set of 6
Set of 6 Louis XVI Painted and Parcel Gilt Fauteuils. Circa 1775.
Antique French chairs that made during the late 18th century. The chairs were created in the Louis XVI style, which was popular during the reign of Louis XVI in France from 1774 to 1793.
The chairs are made of wood and have a grey painted finish that is accented with parcel gilt, which is a technique where only certain parts of the chair are gilded. The chairs are upholstered with a fabric, which would have been chosen to match the decor of the room they were used in.
Fauteuil is the French word for armchair, and these chairs would have been used as seating for guests in a formal living room or salon. The Louis XVI style is known for its neoclassical elements, which include straight lines, geometric shapes, and classical motifs. These chairs are examples of the Louis XVI style, with their clean lines and restrained ornamentation.
Today, a set of 6 Louis XVI Grey Painted and Parcel Gilt Fauteuils (circa 1775) are considered valuable antique furniture pieces and are highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts of French decorative arts. They are highly sought after for their historical significance, fine craftsmanship, and elegant design.
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