Very heavy wood chair with guilt all over, but chipped off at frame corners some. Square back with carving all the way around and floral motif carved at top of back. Fluted arm supports with acanthus at bottom and on end of arms. Fluted legs. May have had cane seat at one time. Joint fractures at arm to back on both sides and back of seat separated from frame.
Only know man’s mother had for as long as he can remember.
Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This Louis XVI style arm chair was made in the second half of the 19th century, most likely last quarter. The armrests are moved backwards to allow ladies with sack-back gowns or rather cul de paris dresses to sit comfortably. The metallic gold paint / gilding shows some wear. Similar armchairs were offered or sold at auction. The estimate is based on these auction results.