The quality and Louis XVI style of these chairs is so good that they were actually sold at Paris' main antique auction house, Drouot, as 18th century chairs: 8th June 2015 lot 211, Debaecque. Catalogue illustration included. Few errors are made at Drouot as France is the only country in the world where the auctioneer (rather than the buyer) is held by the State to be responsible for determining the genuineness and identity of lots. Many late 19th century chairs had composition ornament, these have carved wood. The armchairs are sold.