Antique French Louis XVI Style Walnut Upholstered Salon Occasional Armchair (Circa 1880)

GBP 695.00

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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique French Louis XVI style walnut salon armchair, circa 1880, which is in good condition, having been newly re-upholstered.

• Circa: 1880
• Period: Louis XVI style
• Provenance: France
• Wood: Walnut
• Item: Salon armchair
• Seats 2 persons
• Finely carved frame
• Central carved ribbon cartouche
• Carved floral top rail
• Tapered reeded columns
• Ivory chenille diamond pattern upholstery
• Newly upholstered sprung seat
• Matching braiding
• Hessian webbed underside
• Tapered inlaid legs
• Spade feet
• Good condition
• Stunning polish & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

This is a fine quality antique French Louis XVI style salon armchair, circa 1880, which is in good condition, having been newly re-upholstered in the traditional manner. The frame is constructed of solid walnut and features an upholstered back with a down swept top rail, which incorporates a central carved ribbon cartouche flanked by fine floral carving, secured by fine tapering reeded ring turned columns either side with carved acorn finials. The back is secured by down swept padded arms having acanthus leaf decoration above shaped supports. The stuff over sprung seat and padded back has been newly upholstered in top quality ivory chenille that incorporates a small diamond pattern, finished with matching gold braiding. This upholstery would have reflected the original style of upholstery used. The sprung seat is firm but comfortable; you do not sink into the seat. The underside of the seat has been recovered in traditional hessian material. The armchair is raised on fine tapering fluted legs, which terminate on fine baluster turnings.

The armchair features a rich dark-brown colour. As its boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This armchair would look superb in any drawing, parlour, living room, hallway or bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 95.3cm or 37½” or 3ft 1½”
External Width = 62.3cm or 24½” or 2ft ½”
External Depth = 60cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
Seat Height = 43.5cm or 17⅛” or 1ft 5⅛”
Seat Width = 53.1cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Seat Depth = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Arm Height = 61.7cm or 24¼” or 2ft ¼”
Back Height = 56.5cm or 22¼” or 1ft 10¼”

The price for this item is £695 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

The armchair is in good condition having been newly reupholstered in the traditional manner. Therefore, the upholstery is new and free from damage, rips, and marks or fading. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no missing carvings. The frames and arms are solid and in good condition with no loose movements. The armchair sits firm on the ground and does not wobble. As the armchair boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic rich colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This item is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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