A Set of Six Louis XV Style Giltwood Side-Chairs

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Object Description

A Fine Set of Six Louis XV Style Giltwood Side-Chairs Upholstered In Aubusson Tapestry.

French, Circa 1890.

Each chair has a shell and foliate carved shaped giltwood frame with padded back and seat, upholstered in Aubusson floral tapestry with urns issuing floral sprays.

Object History

The small town of Aubusson, on the River Creuse in France, has a long history of producing elaborate and costly tapestries, famous throughout the world. Its origins were born with the arrival of weavers from Flanders, who took refuge in Aubusson around 1580.

Aubusson tapestries are known for their elegance and delicate colouring, often depicting romantic pastoral scenes derived from artists such as Boucher; historic scenes inspired by classical mythology; or more formalized architectural vistas. Aubusson was particularly noted for its finely balanced compositions of garlands and bouquets which became famous and sought after throughout Europe.

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