Antique French Empire style armchair
French, early 20th Century
Height 65cm, width 74cm, depth 55cm
This elegant armchair is crafted from hardwood, gilt bronze, and upholstery in the Empire style. The chair features an oblong upholstered seat cushion, the edges trimmed in gold, with an upholstered backrest behind. The ends of the top rail of the seat are mounted with gilt bronze rams’ head masks. The seat is raised on four legs, the front two straight tapering legs terminating in gilt bronze paw feet and set to the top with gilt bronze classicising mounts, while the rear two legs are gently curved.