Stamped Jacques Jean Baptiste Tilliard Settee
Circa : 1770 - 1775
Style : Louis XVI
Country of Origin : France , Paris
Material used : Gilded beech and walnut; modern silk velvet upholstery
Louis XVI Chairs came in a variety of shapes and sizes in eighteenth-century France, with carving frequently matching that on other pieces of furniture such as Italian Console and Mirror , settees, French mirrors, or the wood paneling. By the 1700s two types of chairs had developed for formal and more relaxed seating arrangements. Chaises furnishing chairs were designed without carving on their backs and were arranged symmetrically against the wall around the sides of a room. Chaises - running chairs could be moved around a room and were designed to be seen from all sides.
This set of antique living rooms consist of four antique French chairs and a settee ( 3 seat sofa ) was designed to be arranged against a wall. The antique wooden frames are fairly massive, yet the carving of the decorative elements is extremely fine. The decoration incorporates such Neoclassical motifs as crisp acanthus leaves, egg-and-dart molding, and straight, fluted legs.