This elegant French Fauteuil type armchair retains all the grace and elegance of the 18th century, and has the classical forms, but without the heaviness, of French Empire. The Terror was just finishing, so extravagant display was likely to send you to the guillotine. As well as being simple polished beech, the chair would have been upholstered in printed cotton, not silk brocade. Like so much of the best 20th century design, it relies on beautiful design rather than costly materials for effect. Many 18th century chairs in stock!