Louis XV giltwood dining chair inspired by Foliot. Solid beechwood frame with hand carving. Patinated gold leaf finishings. Upholstering in white and covering with customer’s own material. Tailor-made process allows Vosges to deal with any of your own specifications in terms of style, dimensions, materials, finishings or further comfort.


Nicolas Foliot was a famous French chairmaker of the 18th century. He supplied furniture to the royal palaces of Versailles, Trianon, Fontainebleau and Compiegne during the reign of Louis XV (1715-1774) As a result, he earned the title of menuisier du Garde-Meuble du Roi (Furniture-Maker to the King’s Household). The Musée du Louvre, the Chateau de Versailles, the Metropolitan Museum of Art or likewise the State Hermitage Museum keep today several of his pieces of furniture.

Curved forms, lightness, comfort and also asymmetry characterized the furniture of the Louis XV period. It replaced the more formal and massive furniture of the Louis XIV style. Louis XV furniture was not designed for the vast palace state rooms of the Versailles of Louis XIV. It was however created for the smaller, more intimate salons created by Louis XV and by his mistresses, Marquise de Pompadour and Comtesse du Barry. Notable master furniture designers of the Louis XV period included André-Charles BoulleCharles CressentLouis DelanoisJean-François Oeben

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