Pair of French mahogany fauteuils or armchairs from the consulate period. Mahogany frame with circular arm rests connecting trapeze shaped back, supported on front square tapered legs and saber back legs are out swept in the shape of a Calvary sword.
The transitional period between the Neoclassical and Empire period was during the French Revolution. The French Empire style is considered an evolution of the Neoclassical period it was simpler but still elegant evocation of the virtues of the Ancient Roman Republic, architecture was based on aspects of the Roman Empire. During the Revolution Napoleon's coup of 1799 overthrew the current "Directory "and replaced it with a new government "The Consulate", Napoleon became First Consul. In 1804 he crowned himself first emperor of France. The Consulate Period is between 1799-1804. Furniture of this period is timeless and elegant, complimenting a classical setting or adding exuberant contrasting highlights to modern and contemporary interiors.
Place of Origin - France
Period - Circa 1800
Dimensions - (38"h, 23"w, 18"d)
Condition - Excellent antique condition, age consistent with age and use.