Authentic Antique French 19thC Balloon Back Armchair. Napoleon III c1880
Acquired in France this month, a well proportioned, generous/roomy & very comfortable armchair, it is c1880 in date, fine quality & well made, the frame is hardwood, consequently it is a weighty piece.
An unusual design, has the more rare curvaceous back rest & as seen, it has, historically been professionally & sympathetically reupholstered & a pleated skirt included, originally these armchairs had a fringe skirt. It is a firm seat & very comfortable.
The springs to the seat & webbing in perfect order.
A small tear to seat, (see photos) Could be easily re-upholstered but in our opinion the tear does not detract from her beauty.
Legs are ebonised, this is the original finish, would originally have had casters to the feet.
35cm height to seat
Authentic Antique French 19th C Ballon Back Armchair Napoleon Iii circa 1880
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