French Provincial Louis XV Wing Chair – Late 1830’s
French furniture made in provincial centres such as Blois, Orleans, Lyon or Liège typically followed the trends that were initiated in Paris years, sometimes decades earlier. Features typically associated with French provincial furniture include cabriole legs and simple scalloped carving. Dining chairs often have a wheat pattern carving, reflecting the country surroundings of the maker. The ladder-back chair with a woven rush seat is the typical French provincial dining chair. Finishes vary, although common to all colours is the accumulation of polish or grime in the carving over time resulting in an aged patina and emphasis on the carving regardless of whether the furniture is painted or stained.
H-31” x W- 27” x D-28”
Original Art – Native Indian Eagle – oil on fabric