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French Louis XVI Style Carved Giltwood Antique Settee Loveseat Sofa 20th Century



Beautifully carved and gilded, this striking Belle Époque settee is crafted in the typical manner of the Louis XVI taste during the fourth quarter of the 19th century. Tight infinite swirls and motifs of acanthus and foliage are tastefully developed in the moldings and surfaces throughout under a vibrant early gilding. The legs are particularly attractive with the spiral turned-fluting along the tapered leg, each of these situated below a generous relief-carved swirling rosette. There is a certain imaginative quality to the embellishments of the surface throughout, first in the truly exquisite scrolled and anthemion decorated crest focal point but further in the small details added throughout the frame. A handwoven and needlepoint Aubusson covering, perhaps original or at least quite early, remains in fair condition on the back and seat. For anyone with a passion for the French taste, it is a stunning piece that shows the treatments of a well developed carver's hand. Measurements: 45 3/4“ H x 56 1/4“ W x 21 1/4“ D x 16“ H to seat.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 45.75 in. (116.21 cm)Width: 56.25 in. (142.88 cm)Depth: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)Seat Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XVI (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Early aubusson with staining and blemish throughout; early gilding with losses and chipping. Old crack in one leg, not destabilizing. Sturdy and strong in joints.
  • Seller Location
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 905KFP16L | Silla, ltd.1stDibs: LU1059020350442

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