Louis XV dining chair inspired by Foliot.

Solid beechwood frame, hand carving, gold leaf finishings. The characteristics of Louis XV period furniture are curved forms, lightness, comfort and symmetry. It replaced the more formal, boxlike and massive furniture of the Louis XIV style.

Nicolas Foliot is 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 the State Hermitage Museum keep today several of his pieces of furniture.


Source: Wikipedia

Photo: Thomas Hennocque