Louis the XV style was prevalent from 1725 to 1775. Caned backs or padded backs we are moving forward quickly in design style. The upholstery from the Rococo style moved onto the arms, backs, cushions and padded seats emulating the excessive dress of the people who could afford such furnishings. The styles of construction varied as much as the materials. Legs were all ornate with the rear and fore legs all carved, Arms followed suit to be carved in the same fashion. The back shape may vary from a medalion to a more squared shape but they all stayed framed with wood. The tops were ornate with crests or symbols. Pay attention that you find an example of a Louis XV Armchair, not a Louis XV style or in the style of a Louis XV Armchair. this example is from (www.siecleantiques.com) but make sure to get your example from a credible source. I liked this image because of the shadow, pattern, color, and how it plays into another chair we will be looking at next week.
- "I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society." Henry David Thoreau, in WALDEN
Chair CardsThis blog was started to track the exceptional work by the students of UNCG in the Interior Architectural Design Program. Our History 221 and 222 classes use these cards to help familiarize us with historically significant design and designers. The initial purpose is for the students, however, it will remain for comments and use by anyone interested in design. - Brian - BSPeck@uncg.edu