Pair of Mid 19th Century French Louis XV Style Beechwood Bergere Armchairs. These bergères have a hand-carved frame from beech wood. This type of wood is excellent for structural woodwork and wears well, making it the perfect material for indoor furniture. The back center crest is trimmed with dainty floral ornaments in the middle. Flowers were quite popular during the time and appeared on every Louis XV item. This floral decoration matches the cabriole legs and scroll feet. The knees of the legs feature a similar floral design. Meanwhile, the curves of the petals are matched with the serpentine-like curve of the apron. Designed with comfort and luxury in mind, the bergères have a splendid silhouette. The current fabric is powder blue with a pineapple print.
They require regluing and reinforcement of the arms and back for long-term stability. There are also areas with wood separation that require tightening all around. The welt near the center top on the inside back of one of the chairs needs to be attached (see image). This restoration can usually be done by an upholsterer.
ON SALE AS IS
Overall Dimension: H= 37 in. W= 26 in. D= 24 in. Weight= 25 lbs. each
Seat H (floor to seat) H=18 in. W=18 in. D=19 in.
Arm H (floor to arm)=24 in., D=(back to front)=12.5 in.
Back H (seat to top)=21 in. W=16 in.