"Louis XVI Voyeur Chair In Golden Wood"Game chair called "voyeur", carved wood, stuccoed and gilded, late nineteenth century, printed cotton fabrics of the house Pierre Frey.
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Sitting voyeur of the model formerly intended for men (women could then use only voyeurs on their knees, so they do not have to spread their thighs to sit). It faithfully reproduces the models of George Jacob made in the late eighteenth century under Louis XVI, in the neoclassical style then in vogue. The seat is arched so that the backrest is narrow and that sir does not find any difficulty in placing his legs around the backrest. A pudding is placed above the backrest to support it / accouder and observe in front of people seated at the game because it is originally a seat designed to observe the players sitting at first. rank in front of the table. The seat belt is molded and carved with plant friezes. Above the fluted feet are the connecting dice. The seat has retained its old gilding in excellent condition. It was replenished with a fresh cotton from the Pierre Frey house, with half-tone colors about the Fable inspired by fashionable textiles in the late eighteenth century.