Louis XVI gilt-wood furnitureLouis XVI armchairs feature elegant silhouttes, varied ornamentation and rigid, flat or coved backs. Gilded armchairs from this period were reserved and used as ceremonial furniture.  These armchairs feature a flat back with a en chapeau (arched with the archsprings indented) . The legs are conical with straight flutings and the arms are set  back  with arm pads that curve down from the sides of the back terminating in the front with simple volutes.