This eighteenth-century cross between a cabriolet armchair bergère wingback chair is a truly unique and rare find, showcasing a transitional style from Louis XV to Louis XVI. It features a distinctive design with upholstered sides ("oreilles", or ears) and open arms, adding a touch of curiosity and intrigue to its overall appearance and making it lighter than a traditional fully upholstered wingback chair.
The chair is upholstered in a rose pink velvet, creating a comfortable seat and visually appealing contrast against its dark wood frame. The craftsmanship on this chair is exceptional, evident in the intricate carvings and attention to detail. The carved wooden feet, arms, and chapeau top exhibit a high level of skill and artistry.
This beautiful and unusual French chair is a standout piece that would add charm and character to any space.
Seat height is 15" or 39cm.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 45¼" high x 23¼" wide x 22¾" deep
Approx. overall 115cm high x 59cm wide x 58cm deep