A pair of Louis XVI style walnut fauteuils of generous proportions. Each with a medallion back, padded arms and seat, the top rail centred by ribbon tied foliate featuring respectively a flute and arrows, the fluted frame with finely carved winding leaves, with acanthus leaves and conformingly-carved arm supports, on stop-fluted turned tapering legs terminating in toupie feet and headed by a laurel leave surrounded medallion. The carving of highest quality and detail, the imposing size inviting to a generous and comodious interior.
The pair has been build after a model by Jean-René Nadal (master 1756) for the Comte d’Artois, the later King Charles X. One original piece is now part of the collection of the “Mobilier National/Gobelins Beauvais Savonnerie”.