May 25, 2009
Antique Furniture Rococo Chair
Dimensions : 103 h x 55 w x 51.5 d cm.
During the Rococo period, furniture was lighthearted. The idea of Rococo furniture had evolved to a symbol of status and took on a role in comfort and versatility. Furniture could be easily moved around for gatherings, and many specialized forms came to be such as the fauteuil chair, the voyeuse chair, and the antique bergere en gondola. Changes in design of these french chairs ranges from cushioned detached arms, lengthening of the cushioned back and a loose seat cushion
The tendency towards Rocaille carving and the Regence Chair taste reigning in Europe due to the influence of the antique french furniture high style can be seen in the carving of the rails, but this very french chair is totally loyal to the magnificent french style which makes it so up-to-date. The legs, carved with claws, are superb . In its tapestry upholstered version, the additional comfort makes the carving slightly less noticeable on this great comfortable chair.