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Set of four 19th century French solid mahogany Directoire st. chairs

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A fine set of four 19th century French solid mahogany Directoire st. Chairs. The set is raised by fluted square supports joined in the center by an 'H' stretcher. The curved seat is below an elegant pierced carved curved back.... — Read More

  • Item # 2312A
  • H: 37 in L: 20 in D: 19 in

    H: 94 cm L: 51 cm D: 48 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Mahogany
  • Directoire st. Read More
  • (Directoire st.) - This transitional style from Louis XVI to Empire utilized traditional elements of Neo-Classical architecture and design. Furniture of this period displayed minimal carvings, grained wood veneers, and paintings. Popular elements were borrowed from earlier styles including Louis XVI, Etruscan, and Roman. During this period after the French Revolution, purveyors of the Directoire style idealized the ancient Roman republic. Festivals during this time were based on the conventions of Roman rituals and children were even named after Brutus and Solon.
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