FRENCH DIRECTOIRE STYLE PAINTED WOOD ARMCHAIR
Directoire style low armchair.
Late Louis XVI or Directoire chauffeuse inspired by chairs by Demay or Jacob. Solid beechwood frame, hand carving, patinated painting finishings.
The Directoire is a French furniture design style transitional between Louis XVI and Empire. Furniture and objects discovered during Pompeii excavations influenced architects and designers Percier and Fontaine. As a result, this style aimed at a simpler but elegant evocation of the Ancient Roman Republic.
Photo: Thomas Hennocque