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Set of 6 French Empire Marquetry Chairs

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Rosewood, Kingwood, Satinwood Marquetry
Dimensions
W. 22.5 in; H. 37 in; D. 23 in;
W. 57.15 cm; H. 93.98 cm; D. 58.42 cm;
Seat H. 18 in;
Seat H. 45.72 cm;
Condition Fair. Some crackling/crazing to the lacquered veneer. Some repairs to the base of the legs with some loss of veneer. Otherwise very good for their age and use.
Creation Date 1815-20
Number of Pieces 6-7
Description Presenting an exceptional set of 6 French Empire Marquetry chairs.

Made in France circa 1815-20.

Set consists of 2 Captains/Carvers and 4 side chairs.

Stunning marquetry throughout. Floral marquetry bouquets on each seat, scrolling floral marquetry on the back splats, scrolling marquetry on the front base and front legs. Stringing throughout, including on the rear.

Each chair is made from a rosewood/kingwood veneer with satinwood and boxwood marquetry inlays.

A stunning set of French Empire chairs !

Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Condition: Good. Some crackling/crazing to the lacquered veneer. Some repairs to the base of the legs with some loss of veneer. Otherwise very good for their age and use.

Dimensions: Captains/Carvers: 37 inches tall, 22.5 inches wide, 23 inches deep. Armrest height is 26 inches and Seat height is 18 inches.

Side Chairs: 35.25 inches tall, 19.5 inches wide and 20 inches deep, with a Seat height of 17 inches.

The Empire style (French pronunciation: ?[?~.pi??], style Empire) is an early-nineteenth-century design movement in architecture, furniture, other decorative arts, and the visual arts, representing the second phase of Neoclassicism. It flourished between 1800 and 1815 during the Consulate and the First French Empire periods, although its life span lasted until the late-1820s. From France it spread into much of Europe and the United States.

The Empire style originated in and takes its name from the rule of the Emperor Napoleon I in the First French Empire, when it was intended to idealize Napoleon’s leadership and the French state. The previous fashionable style in France had been the Directoire style, a more austere and minimalist form of Neoclassicism that replaced the Louis XVI style, and the new Empire style brought a full return to ostentatious richness. The style corresponds somewhat to the Biedermeier style in the German-speaking lands, Federal style in the United States, and the Regency style in Britain.
Styles / Movements Empire, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 472304
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