This is a French armchair popular with the French nobility. The chair has exposed wooden framing and an upholstered back and seat. It was used as a lounging chair that was moved from room to room depending on the social event.
Gustavian Klismos Chair
This chair is an 18th century Swedish version of the basic Greek stool with the addition of a curved back. The seat is usually upholstered with silk fabric and the wood is textured.
Louis XVI Chair
Developed during the reign of King Louis XVI, this chair was a return to the Neo-Classical style. It was simpler in design, had perfect proportions and attention to detail inspired by Greek vases and wall paintings.
French Mutton Leg Chair
Named after the shape of a lamb's leg, these chairs have a solid frame and timeless appearance. They usually have carvings, upholstered backs and seats, finished with nailhead trim.
Gustavian Barrel Back Chairs
King Gustav III of Sweden's visit to the Palace of Versailles inspired the design of this chair. It was a shift to cleaner, more geometric lines. The colors and known washes were a nod to the desire for light amidst Sweden's long winters.