Extraordinarily beautiful (true - reversed) pair of Museum Quality side chairs sculpted in the early 18th century. The seat backs are expertly hand carved wood in the chinoiserie style of the 1720s period , complete with singes (monkeys) et oiseaux (birds). On chair 1 is a large monkey at the center back with a peacock above him where he stretches out his arm to the right. On chair 2 is the reverse facing monkey with a phoenix above his monkey hand to his left. Surrounding this is the traditional exceptional asymmetrical curves , ornamental scrolls , and acanthus leaves and from top to toe , front and back more sculpture , with a lighter ornamentation on the legs and under seat.
They are proportioned in a most elegant way with curving legs on front and back. These are side chairs from the period (regency) of the boy king Louis XV , feom around 1720. We have never seen the like. They were black when we found them w some traces of old leaf.
They have been (water method) gilded in April of 2019. The upholstery is a silk Jacquard greyish blue with gold flowers and a large gold artichoke on the seat. If you wish to see pictures of the restoration process ; we have them.The item "Pair of 18th Century Louis XV Monkey Chinoiserie Chairs sculpted Giltwood, Silk" is in sale since Friday, May 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chairs". The seller is "clintgreggorydesigns" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.