The armchair and five side chairs are upholstered in fabric and made from wood. Each chair has two wood florette finials. The chairs measure 19.5 inches from the seat cushion to the floor and 42 inches from the finial top seat to the floor.
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Those floor level "stretchers" are used on dining tables where there is a carpet under the dining table, an increasingly 20th century occurrence that would lessen the wear on the rug more than chair feet would (and are called slides).
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A set of six vintage painted and parcel gilt dining chairs
In the French taste, circa 1930-50
Comprising one armchair and five side chairs, each with parcel gilt stylized shell-carved "ears" over rectangular backs with raised cream patterned silk upholster, the trapezoidal seats over-the-rail upholstered, raised on scrolled cabriole front legs, all on H-form slides.
each 42 inches high
CONDITION: appears to be in
PROVENANCE: acquired at an estate sale
$700-1,000 for the set*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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