Stunning And Elegant Fauteuil Chairs
Upholstered chairs have been around for centuries now and varied styles are still popular in homes today, whether antique or newly crafted. One of the most popular style of upholstered chair is a a fauteuil chair. A fauteuil chair is an armchair with open sections under the arms as many dining chairs have. Fauteuil chairs are not often sold in sets as dining chairs since they are antiques that date back to late 17th-century France. A fauteuil chair is typically used as an accent or desk chair. Woods used for fauteuil chairs include mahogany, walnut and cherry. Fauteuil chairs are mostly made of wood, but the backrest and seat feature padded upholstery. A distinctive touch of the fauteuil armchair style is the small padded cloth armrest on the center top of each chair arm. The upholstered seat and backrest are framed by the chair’s wood, which is always carved in some way. The top peak of a fauteuil chair back may be ornately carved with swirls and scallops. The wood on fauteuil chairs may be polished or gilded, which means accented with metallic gold paint.
Although most fauteuil chairs have square seats and back rests with rounded edges, a fauteuil chair design may also feature an oval back and stylized arms. A typical fauteuil chair is extremely detailed and some have small bronzed tacks or nails that create a studded border between the chair’s wood and upholstery. Victorian floral patterned fabric is commonly found on fauteuil armchairs, although neutral fabrics are also sometimes used. Solid beige or tan fabric may be richly embossed to coordinate with the strong attention to detail that antique fauteuil chairs have.