A set of 8 Montgolfier Chairs
A set of eight 19th century French Directoire style finely carved and painted Mongolfier-back chairs, the comfortably broad and deep seats upholstered with hand-stitched horse hair. Retaining the original and nicely-worn painted finish. Paris, circa 1880.
This late 18th century-style chair's back-rest pays homage to the Montgolfier brothers, who flew the first hot air balloon in the 1780s, and whose feat and accomplishment was the talk of Paris.
Condition report: In excellent, unrestored condition. The horse hair upholstery in good, usable condition.
Dimensions: Width 43 cm, height of back rests 91 cm.