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Pair of 19th Century Carved and Paint Decorated Lyre Back Armchairs



Italian or French in the Louis XVI style. Originally carved dark wood in later deep gray paint overall. The square backs with ribbon and beaded crest rails and wide carved lyres decorated with carved lotus flowers and rosettes. The fluted tops of the cylindrical tapering arms with carved rosettes coordinating with the ends of the arms with rosettes and leafy ends. The shaped seat rails with carved leafy bands overall. Raised on fluted cylindrical tapering legs with carved leaves and rosette tops. Newer upholstery in natural tone textured cotton like fabric on the manches and seats. Measures: Height 34 1/2", width 22 1/2", depth 24", seat H. 18 1/2" Condition: Some wear and slight losses to the paint on the backs revealing the dark wood underneath and a few very small dark marks to the fabric of one seat however the pair present very well.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 34.5 in. (87.63 cm)Width: 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)Depth: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Seat Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Style
    Neoclassical (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. The Gray paint is a later addition.
  • Seller Location
    Bridgeport, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1453091stDibs: LU1755222663302

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