Pair of French Giltwood and Cane Lyre Back Chairs, Second Empire Period


A very pretty pair of lyre back gilt and cane occasional or bedroom chairs, dating from around 1880. These very ornate chairs feature elaborate carved upright backs, with a detailed representation of a lyre complete with vertical strings, swathed in and resting on acanthus leaves, forming the main decoration on each. The crest-rails are beautifully shaped, and highlighted with a string-of-pearls motif, and an ornate finial on each shoulder.The rounded caned seats rise above four fluted legs, terminating in toupie feet, and featuring a beautifully carved rose at the crest of each one. String-of-pearls beading adorns the lower edges of the front seat rails. Please note a small imperfection to the caning.

Additional information

Dimensions 43 × 40,5 × 89 cm
Seat Height

43,5 cm

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