Mid 19th century French fauteuil
A mid 19th century French fauteuil (open armchair) from the Stephen Long collection - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
The giltwood frame has carved foliage designs leading down to upholstered scroll-end arm rests, the shaped arm supports are carved with acanthus decoration.
These lead down to a recessed panel with flower design patera, the front and side rails have a carved diamond design.
The legs are fluted with a stylised flower design within.
The fabric is a Colefax & Fowler fabric with a dark cream background with deep red flower & foliage design, the back is upholstered in a brown & cream check fabric.
Due to the provenance of this piece, the upholstery has not been changed, it is a Colefax & Fowler fabric but could of course be re-upholstered in a fabric of your choice once purchased.
This chair was from the private collection of the respected antiques dealer in Fulham Road, Stephen Long.
He had an open & honest opinion to interior design & loved glamour & style as well as being well-known for the 'shabby chic' look - this is very much portrayed with this chair.
He was great friends with the designer John Fowler from childhood & this friendship continued for years.
This chair is in good original condition and is of stable construction.