Pair Of Late 19th Century French Part Upholstered Painted Tub Chairs.
A pair of wonderful, original and quite unique late 19th century French painted tub chairs.
Each chair is slight different in every way, from the subtle variation in dimensions, through to every little detail. Who ever commissioned and made these chairs really had an eye for beautiful detail.
The backs have a shaped neck and shoulders with a small carving to the top central section, this has faded from years of use. The elegant arms are finished with a carved birds head to each arm and form a reverse cabriole leg design upright arm support.
The backs and sides are framed, with upholstery between the frames for additional detail. This highlights the complimentary painted timber grain, believed to be oak on close inspection.
The front cabriole leg design has beautiful claw and ball feet together with fan carvings to each elbow. The rear legs have a simple splayed square design for balance.
Both chairs have been upholstered in what looks like an ivory linen fabric with delicate flowers and leaves.
Superb overall condition to the frames and material. Both chairs have been extremely well looked after over the years. The fabric is clean and free of any staining or marks.
Exceptional in every way!