Oct 26, 2008

Regence Maestricht Chair


Regence Maestricht Chair


Dutch upholstery chair, around 1730, known as "Maestricht".

Dimensions : 103 h x 55 w x 51.5 d cm.

The tendency towards Rocaille carving and the Regence taste reigning in Europe due to the influence of the French high style can be seen in the carving of the rails, but this very fine chair is totally loyal to the magnificent Dutch style which makes it so up-to-date. The legs, carved with claws, are superb (some English and American models have some decorative similarities). In its tapestry upholstered version, the additional comfort makes the carving slightly less noticeable on this great comfortable chair.

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