A Fine Pair of Napoléon III Style Giltwood and Aubusson Tapestry Fauteuils

A Fine Pair of Napoléon III Style Giltwood and Aubusson Tapestry Fauteuils

c. 1860 France

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A Fine Pair of Napoléon III Style Giltwood and Aubusson Tapestry Fauteuils.

This fine pair of giltwood fauteuils have finely carved foliate top rails centred by floral sprays above cartouche-form padded backs with scroll arms put down on serpentine upholstered seats, with shaped foliate carved aprons and cabriole legs.

The chairs are upholstered in fine Aubusson tapestry, one chair with a pastoral scene depicting a boy and the other depicting a maiden. The seats each depict flamboyant cockerels against foliate backgrounds.

Aubusson

The small town of Aubusson, on the River Creuse in France, had a long history of producing elaborate and costly tapestries. They were known for their elegance and delicate colouring and often depicted romantic pastoral scenes derived from artists such as Boucher; historic scenes, inspired by classical mythology; or more formalised architectural vistas. Aubusson was particularly noted for its finely balanced compositions of garlands and bouquets which became famous and sought after throughout Europe.
Dimensions
Height 106.00 cm (41.73 inches)
Width 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Depth 76.00 cm (29.92 inches)
Stock Code
B71023
Medium
Giltwood, Aubusson Tapestry
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