An Outstanding Carved Giltwood Louis XVI Period Double Cane Settee
c.1780 -1789, France
An Outstanding Carved Giltwood Louis XVI Period Double Cane Settee from the 18th century.
The charm of this piece derives from the elegance of its silhouette and accented with delicate carved motifs.
The settee frame is rectangular, en chapeau (arched with the arch springs indented) or with all four corners indented. The siderails are surmounted with beautiful carved pomegranate finials sitting above a decorative rosette patera die join with carved laurel cascading down towards the curved arm support, all very characteristic of Louis XVI.
The chair rail decorations are consistent with the classical motifs used of this period with beading and egg-and-dart moulding surrounding the entire frame and, on the skirt as well.
Raised by tapered fluted legs, the die join decorated with a daisy and acanthus leaves extending up towards the curved arm supports.
Beautifully reupholstered with a modern luxurious velvet, the tufted seating cushion is comfortable and deep, along with a pair of bolster pillows and 5 back support and decorative cushions.