This is a very beautiful pair of 18th century French Louis XVI chairs. In the traditional style of the period, these chairs have a painted frame with fluted legs. They are great looking with the aged patina of the frame and the exposed upholstery materials. The Louis XVI style marked a departure from the curved line and ornamentation of the Louis XV period and a return to simple forms and straight lines. The vertical was emphasized by fluting and grooving. Ornamentation was classic, mathematically symmetrical, and recalled all the forms of Louis XIV: laurel and acanthus, egg-and-dart, oak leaves and Greek palm leaves, fretwork, ribbons, etc. We love the classic lines and size of these armless Louis XVI chairs. They would easily mingle with other pieces throughout one’s home. The company would love to see these French chairs flanking a chest or console table.