A set of 8 Louis XVI Montgolfier Chairs

  • Stock ID: 13564
  • Reference No: PV88

An elegant set of eight, 19th century French Napoleon III period, Louis XVI style, finely carved Cuban mahogany "Montgolfier" dining chairs of very good design and proportions, each chair fitted with a finely shaped and carved back-rest. Please note: The Montgolfier Brothers were famous for having flown the first hot air balloon in 1783- which gave rise to the late 18th century French fashion for balloon-shaped Montgolfier chairs. These are sturdy and comfortable, faithful copies made in the Napoleon III period. Area of Paris, circa 1870. 

Condition report: In good and original, unrestored condition, showing slight wear in keeping with its age. Two of the chairs are currently having the woven cane seats restored.
Dimensions: w 48 cm, d 48 cm, height of back rests 95 cm.
Status: Available

  • Price: AU$4,400.00

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