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Pair of "cabriolets" armchairs
Those two superb Louis XVI style "cabriolet" armchairs are period, which means that in a French salon they witnessed the last years of the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. They heard the rumblings of the Revolution and then crossed two more centuries before arriving in the UAE. Treat yourself to a little piece of French history!
Style: Louis XVI
Louis XVI, who reigned from 1774 to 1789, is remembered as the last absolute monarch. The French Revolution of 1789 overthrew the monarchy by divine right and Louis XVI was guillotined on January 21st 1793.
The Louis XVI style is classical, inspired by Antiquity, the shapes are geometric, the legs of the furniture are straight and light, often fluted. However, under the influence of Marie-Antoinette, the ornaments are enriched with musical and rural attributes, ribbon bows giving a delicate touch to the furniture.