Set of Six Armchairs
late 19th century
A set of six walnut and parcel-gilt armchairs (French, late 19th century) in the 17th century taste, from the workshops of Jules Allard and Sons, Paris. The chairs have tall backs and square seats upholstered in maroon velvet. The backs are framed by gilt-wood moldings and surmounted by crests carved with foliage and scrolls. The molded armrests terminate in scrolls with baluster supports connecting to the stuff-over seats. The chairs are raised on four legs, the front two are of cabriole form while the back two are of baluster shape. The front two legs are connected by a gilt-wood traverse stretcher carved with scrolls. All four legs are connected by a H-shaped stretcher with a turned center bar and shaped block ends.
54.5" x 27" x 25.5"
PSNC.2555.1-.4 - Gift of Countess Anthony Szapáry, 1975.
PSNC.2555.5-.6 - Purchased by The Preservation Society of Newport County, 2011.
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