Stunning And Elegant Fauteuil Chairs

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.

Antique Fauteuil Chair Furniture

Antique Fauteuil Chair Furniture

A fauteuil chair can really dress up a plain interior corner and it doesn't even usually need a throw pillow to have a finished look.

Hallway With Fauteuil Chairs

Hallway With Fauteuil Chairs

These chairs of great style were referred to as “Fauteuil”, which means “armchair” in French (pronounced foe-toy).

Black Fauteuil Chair Featured Golden Finish

Black Fauteuil Chair Featured Golden Finish

A fauteuil is a style of open-arm chair with a primarily exposed wooden frame originating in France in the early 17th century.

Living Room With Fauteuil Chair

Living Room With Fauteuil Chair

A fauteuil is made of wood, and frequently with carved relief ornament. It is typically upholstered on the seat, the seat back and on the arms (manchettes).

Floral Carved Fauteuil Chair

Floral Carved Fauteuil Chair

Fauteuil (pronounced foe-toy) literally translates "armchair" in French. In reference to antique furniture, it specifically means an upholstered armchair with open sides like the one shown here.

Leather Seat Fauteuil Chair

Leather Seat Fauteuil Chair

A fauteuil armchair can also work well as a desk chair for antique desk styles and may look especially grand with a roll top desk.

Living Room With Pale Pink Fauteuil Chair

Living Room With Pale Pink Fauteuil Chair

Since these chairs are so ornate and are usually only available individually rather than in sets, fauteuil armchairs are most commonly used to accent a corner in a living room or other room in a home.

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