Antique French Giltwood 4 Piece Salon Suite 19th C


  • Set of 4
  • £4,850.00
  • €5,667 Euro
  • $6,637 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique French Giltwood 4 Piece Salon Suite 19th C

This is a fantastic antique French giltwood Louis Revival four piece salon suite comprising a pair of armchairs and a pair of side chairs, circa 1860 in date.

They have been expertly carved and gilded, decorated with acanthus, florals, scrolls and rocaille carved frames and are riased on beautiful cabriole legs.

They have been reupholstered in a sumptuous lemon silk and there is no mistaking the beautiful and stylish design, which is certain to make this suite a treasured addition to one room in your home.

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered with lemon-coloured silk in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 97 x Width 55 x Depth 46 - Side Chair
Height 102 x Width 70 x Depth 70 - Armchairs
Height 48 - Seat Height Side Chairs
Height 50 - Seat Height Armchairs

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Side Chair
Height 3 foot, 4 inches x Width 2 foot, 4 inches x Depth 2 foot, 4 inches - Armchairs
Height 1 foot, 7 inches - Seat Height Side Chairs
Height 1 foot, 8 inches - Seat Height Armchairs

There is no doubt that giltwood furniture is an expression of grandeur and luxury. The golden hue of these pieces comes from the application of real gold leaf—a highly valued material both then and now. When it comes to buying antique giltwood furniture for your collection, there are many different considerations to keep in mind, many of which come down to personal preference.

Origins of Giltwood
The gilt gesso technique appeared in England at the end of the seventeenth century with the work of Jean Pelletier, a Huguenot craftsman who received royal patronage at Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. James Moore, a royal cabinetmaker working in the early eighteenth century, expanded on this technique with increased drama and exaggeration to the carving. Throughout the Georgian era in the eighteenth century, gilded furniture was highly prized as some of the finest furniture available as it emulated the ever popular taste for French style and décor.

Our reference: 09223


  • H: 102cm (40.16in)
  • W: 70cm (27.56in)
  • D: 70cm (27.56in)


circa 1860

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