Set of 10 Seignouret Chairs and Mahogany Table - American
Chairs - Set of 10 Seignouret Chairs dining-room chairs (
2 arm chairs 8 side chairs ), have carved backs and are unusually attractive in design of this form appear in New Orleans from time to time and by tradition have been associated with the furniture warerooms of Francois Seignouret. American circa 1850
Although the chairs appear to be unmarked, certified appraisal suggests that it is in the same style and constructed by notable New Orleans furniture maker Francois Seignouret. Appraised as attributed to Francois Seignouret.
Francois Seignouret opened his shop in 1822 and sold furniture in the empire and Rococco revival style until 1853, when he returned to France. Seignouret left Louisiana in 1830 and most other sources say 1853. She says he was primarily an upholstery and furniture maker with a wine business on the side. Most other sources say he was a wealthy wine merchant importing wine from France to New Orleans and did woodworking as a hobby. Born in France in 1756, by most accounts Seignouret was a wine-importer by trade and furniture designer by hobby. Perhaps best known as the designer and builder of the Vieux Carre's Broulatour House, Seignouret is also credited with creating the "Seignouret Chair, " and is considered by many as one of the pre-eminent furniture designers of his time. The Seignouret Chair has a back that curves forward, forming arms carved from one piece of wood with the seat band. The unique design maximizes the strength of the chair.
Dimension: 34 X 19 DEEP X 18
Mahogany Table with Demilune Ends and drop-leaf sections. Turned mahogany legs with casters.
Provenance: likely 1850s, American
Dimensions (approx.) :30" high x 44" wide x about 60" unextended x 131" fully extended
Condition: This piece has some age appropriate signs of wear including scratches, blemishes, dents and a mark on top, otherwise it is overall in excellent condition for its age.