FRENCH LOUIS XVI STYLE HALL CHAIRS. PAIR. MAKER: A. BASTEA de LYON. C.1870.

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Seller: lacewing-provencal (17) 100%, Location: Hampton, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 133044096240 Rare pair of French Louis XVI style hall chairs. Maker's stamp to frame. c 1870. Original cane base and hand-crafted tapestry cushion. PRESENTED AND SOLD AS A PAIR. Whilst Louis XVI reign flourished between 1774 and 1792, the maker of these Louis XVI-style hall chairs, A. Bastea, flourished a century or so later. A French furniture maker of some note, he plied his not inconsiderable art in Lyon. There is a stamped metal maker's mark attached to the frame of both chairs. It reads: A. Bastea - Lyon. MEUBLES D'ART Anciens et Modernes. 3, Rue du President - Carnot. IMAGES 8 & 9. As a point of reference, a second version of A. Bastea's stamped metal manufacturer's mark can be found attached to a far grander piece of period furniture acquired and presumed recently sold by top London dealer, Adrian Alan in South Audley Street W1, a Louis XIV Style carved gilwood centre table. SEE LAST TWO IMAGES OF SCREEN GRABS FROM THE INTERNET. These hall chairs, still with their original caning and hand-crafted tapestry upholstery were sourced from Alfies Antique Market in Church Street in London's Lisson Grove back in the 1980s, and have been in a private collection ever since. Highly decorative, smaller pieces of furniture such as these are ideally suited to today's more compact living spaces, and would certainly look the part in a bedroom? Please note, one of the chairs display two minor cracks to the circular detail of the upright of the back. IMAGE 10. This is the condition it arrived in at us, we've made no attempt to restore. Kindly look carefully at the images as they form part of the description. Height: 92 cms. Width of seat: 39.5 cms. Width at top of back: 28 cms. Depth: 43 cms. Weight: 3.1 Kgs. each. Price: £325.00. FOR THE PAIR. Postage: £19.95. UK mainland dispatch by ParcelForce 48 tracked courier, £19.95 added at checkout. Local pickup encouraged, or drop off a possibility depending on location. For overseas dispatch please contact seller, or refer to details of eBay's Global Shipping Programme by clicking on SEE DETAILS in postage section. SKU: 10054. You may notice lacewing-provencal is new to eBay, but please don't be deterred from buying from us. Our companion eBay shop, lacewing-interiors has a positive feedback in excess of 540, with no neutral or negative feedback. And our personal account has 320+ positive feedback, with nothing neutral or negative. You can buy from us with absolute confidence. You can follow us around France and the Mediterranean on Instagram at lacewingprovencal. Or, around India at lacewinginteriors. CURRENTLY WITH IN EXCESS OF 1900 FOLLOWERS. Condition: Antique, please see the description and images., Style: Louis XVI, Original/Reproduction: Reproduction

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