Impressive C19th pair of carved giltwood open armchairs/throne chairs in the Italianate / Baroque manner; the high padded back with exaggerated shaped, scroll arms on 'S' scroll arm supports both with foliate carving. The padded seat above the intricately carved front stretcher with scroll work and piercing, uniting the very shapely cabriole front legs with foliate carving. The rear turned and square section legs united by similar turned stretchers.
French circa 1880
Good original condition, strong and sturdy beech frames. Original gilding showing appropriate signs of wear, commensurate of age and use, particularly on the arms showing the lovely red and white bole showing through. Old, usable upholstery, can be done to client specification.
Dimensions (ins) 28 wide x 26 deep x 49 high; seat height 16.5