Louis XVI armchair with flat back

By | September 8th, 2010|all, Armchairs, Louis XVI, Lounge chairs, SEATING, Store, STYLES|

Louis XVI armchair with flat back

Pictured is a gilded Louis XVI chair that features a rectangular flat back and straight en asperges legs. The rich intricate carved ornaments are present throughout this furniture piece. This armchair is also known as Armchair a la reine and its charm is illustrated by the elegant silhouette and sculptural ornaments on its back, seat, arms and legs. It features a rectangular flat back , set-back arms with arm pads that curve down from the sides of the back, and volutes which terminate on the front.  The arm supports also have detailed volute carving. The perfect proportions and timeless elegance of these armchairs have been the inspiration for other furniture styles and there are many variations of this chair with different backs and legs.