This French Louis XVI style wingback painted wood chair from the late 19th century features a beautifully carved crest on the top rail, adorned with a central rosette flanked with swags tied to delicate ribbons. This "bergère à oreilles", literally translating into bergère with ears, provides perfect privacy to the sitter. The partially upholstered scrolled arms are raised on a beautifully carved seat rail with twisted ribbon motifs. The knees are adorned with exquisite rosettes in the front, sitting above the four elegant fluted and tapered legs raised on arrow feet. We are witnesses here of the supreme, classical elegance of the Louis XVI influence. With its clean lines inspired by the rediscovery of the Antiquity, this French wingback chair circa 1880 would make a charming addition to any living room or perhaps bedroom.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 27 1/2"W x 25"D x 44 1/2"H - Seat Height 19"
Inventory Number: BLD33