French Chinoiserie Carved Walnut and Silk Upholstered Seating Set
A carved walnut and gold silk upholstered French Chinoiserie seating set comprised of a sofa, two side chairs and two armchairs in the style of Gabriel Viardot. The carved frame of the side chairs have shaped square backs mounted with an elongated dragon form on the top rail with inlaid mother-of-pearl cloud motifs, and accented with open fret work below. The square seat is supported by a carved apron leading to unadorned splayed back legs and carved cabriole front legs terminating in a claw foot. The armchairs have conforming upright backs and lower supports, with one armrest carved in the form of a dragon, and the other a padded scrolled arm. The cushioned sofa back is further enhanced with a central fretwork panel, with conforming armrests and lower supports.
Measures: side chair: 37 ½ x 17 ½ x 19 x 21
Sofa: 40 ½ x 56 x 25 in.
Armchair: 41 ½ x 28 x 24 in