Louis XIII, Large Settee, 6 Seater, France, End 17th C.

Item no. 186266-1
Price2,800

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  • Details

    Details

    • Walnut
    • France, late 17th century
    • The base with baluster legs joined by finely turned stretchers
    • Padded back, seat and sides covered in floral velour upholstery (later) with brass studding around the edges
    • Dimensions: 123.5 x 347 x 77 cm
    • Good condition
    • Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
    Checked by the Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The present French canapé is of exceptional size, accommodating a total of six people. Seating furniture of this kind was particularly popular during the Louis XIII and XIV period, furnishing the hallways, galleries and salons of spacious and luxurious apartments. Initially created from several chairs joined together, these settees were a comfortable alternative to the previously austere wooden benches. Often, these sofas were covered with lavish tapestry whose intricately embroidered scenes could unfold across the high straight backrest and long seat.

    Condition:
    The settee is in good condition with signs of wear consistent with age and use. The base with some woodworm damage (inactive) and smaller losses to the edges. The upholstery is rubbed in places, a brass stud is missing on the rear edge. Some minor later additions. The height measures 123.5 cm, the total width 347 cm, the depth 77 cm, the seat height 48 cm and the seat depth 55 cm. (tfa)

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