Antique Chairs

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Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats
Item No. 1036
Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats

In solid, carved giltwood. First quarter of the 19th century.

The curule seat was first used by the Ancient Romans to denote political or military power. It was adopted by later European rulers, including Napoléon Bonaparte.

38" wide by 21" deep by 29" high
Pair of very fine Neoclassical period fauteuils of large dimension
Item No. 922
Pair of very fine Neoclassical period fauteuils of large dimension

In solid, carved giltwood. Circa 1780. Stamped "P H Poire JME" (Philippe Poirié, who was named Maître Ébéniste in 1765).

Poirié produced seating in the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. While his Louis XV items were considered ordinary, his Louis XVI production was considered brilliant. His works are displayed in the Musee du Louvre, Musee de Beauvais, and Musee de Cognac-Jay.



40" high by 27½" wide by 22½" deep
Pair of fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel gilded fauteuils
Item No. 1066
Pair of fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel gilded fauteuils

Of large dimensions with rounded backs draped with acanthus leaves, having Greek key apron and arms terminating in acanthus leaf carving; the front legs tapered and fluted, the rear legs of sabre form. Circa 1800.

41" high by 26" wide by 24" deep
Pair of Fine, French, Louis XV style, crème painted bergere
Item No. 1018
Pair of Fine, French, Louis XV style, crème painted bergere

Late 19th century.

25¾" wide by 35½" high by 24" deep
Very fine pair of French, Regence style marquises
Item No. 1017
Very fine pair of French, Regence style marquises

In solid, carved walnut with arched, upholstered paneled backs and seats, scroll arm supports, and cabriole legs joined by stretchers and terminating in pied de biche. 19th century.

47½" high by 37" wide by 24" deep (seat depth)
Set of ten Italian, neo-classical, cream painted and parcel gilt dining chairs
Item No. 709
Set of ten Italian, neo-classical, cream painted and parcel gilt dining chairs

Circa 1780, two side chairs of a later date.

armchair 22" wide by 34¾" high (at back) by 24" deep
Pair of French, Louis XV style, painted fauteuils
Item No. 1016
Pair of French, Louis XV style, painted fauteuils

Highly carved with floral motifs resting upon elegantly shaped cabriole legs. Of large dimensions. 19th century.

41" high by 27" wide
Fine, French, Regence period, canapé
Item No. 1012
Fine, French, Regence period, canapé

In solid, carved walnut with cabriole legs terminating in pied de sabots. Covered in silk damask. Early 18th century.

Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings of the Chateau Viticole du Carcassone.
Very fine, Venetian, Rococo period salon
Item No. 1001
Very fine, Venetian, Rococo period salon

Comprised of two fauteuils and matching canapé. In solid, carved walnut with Savonnerie tapestry. Mid-18th century.
Pair of fine, Louis XVI style, painted and parcel-gilded fauteuils
Item No. 1000
Pair of fine, Louis XVI style, painted and parcel-gilded fauteuils

Late 19th or early 20th century.

41" high (at back) 17" high (at seat) by 24" wide by 20" deep
Pair of very fine, Venetian, Rococo period tall-back armchairs
Item No. 999
Pair of very fine, Venetian, Rococo period tall-back armchairs

Each cartouche-shaped backrest with pierced foliate carved top rail, the downswept scrolled armrests, above the serpentine-fronted seat above a pierced apron, raised on cabriole legs with scrolled toes; upholstered à chassis. Circa 1730. Regilt.

48" tall (at back), 18½" tall (at seat) by 27" wide x 21½" deep
Rare, French, Louis XV period chair-back chaise longue
Item No. 997
Rare, French, Louis XV period chair-back chaise longue

In solid, carved beechwood. Mid-18th century
Pair of very fine, French, Louis XV period bergeres
Item No. 935
Pair of very fine, French, Louis XV period bergeres

In solid, carved, painted wood. Circa 1745.

41" high (at back)
Set of Eight French, Art Nouveau period tall-back dining chairs
Item No. 926
Set of Eight French, Art Nouveau period tall-back dining chairs

In solid, carved walnut in the manner of Louis Majorelle with carved floral crest, V-shaped upholstered backsplat, and seat in red leather with brass tacks. Shaped legs with conforming floral decoration. Circa 1900.

40½" tall (at back) by 18" wide
Pair of fine, French, Provençal, Louis XV style fauteuils
Item No. 917
Pair of fine, French, Provençal, Louis XV style fauteuils

In solid, carved walnut with entretoises (stretchers). Late 19th century, newly upholstered.
Set of ten French, Louis XVI style, giltwood, lyre-back dining chairs
Item No. 684
Set of ten French, Louis XVI style, giltwood, lyre-back dining chairs

Newly upholstered. 19th century.

18" wide by 18" deep by 18½" high (at the seat) and 37" high (at the back)
Set of six fine, French, Regence style, carved giltwood fauteuils
Item No. 862
Set of six fine, French, Regence style, carved giltwood fauteuils

Each with foliate carved, channelled frame and carved, giltwood entertrotoise (stretchers). Legs terminating in pied de sabots. Each chair applied with a paper label to the underside:

CALIFORNIA PALACE FOR THE LEGION OF HONOR, 21, LINCOLN PARK, SAN FRANCISCO/1958.54/armchair, wood carved, gesso and gilt; upholstered in silk and wool petit-point embroidery/France, style of about 1710/Lent by the W.H. Crocker Estate and with a stencilled label GUERDE/doreur encadreur/45 rue de Bourgogne 45/Paris/meubles batiment a cadres dor/aes Noir met imitation d'…./eatt/aemiation et oxidisation de 10r.

One of six matching chairs shown. 19th century.

Provenance: W.H. Crocker - Accessioned by the California Palace for the Legion of Honor in 1958
Pair of French, Louis XIV style fauteuils a la Reine
Item No. 835
Pair of French, Louis XIV style fauteuils a la Reine

In solid, carved walnut with les os de moutons stretchers, arched back, and foliate scrolled arms. One of identical pair shown. 19th century.

46½" high (at back) by 26" wide
Set of twelve, fine, French Restauration, painted and parcel-gilded chairs
Item No. 860
Set of twelve, fine, French Restauration, painted and parcel-gilded chairs

Comprising six armchairs and six side chairs, each with a scrolled, padded back. The armchairs with curved arms terminating in scrolling leafs above leaf-carved scrolling legs and back sabre legs. Circa 1825.

sidechairs: 33" high by 18" wide by 21" deep - armchairs: 37" high by 22" wide by 26" deep
Set of eight, very fine Northern Italian, painted and parcel-gilded dining chairs
Item No. 806
Set of eight, very fine Northern Italian, painted and parcel-gilded dining chairs

Late 18th century.

20" wide by 20" deep by 18" high (at seat) 38" high (at back)



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