A Rare Pair of 16th Century English Walnut Caquetoires No. 4099

A Rare Pair of 16th Century English Walnut Caquetoires No. 4099 A Rare Pair of 16th Century English Walnut Caquetoires No. 4099
France 04099-M00523

A Rare Pair of 16th Century English Walnut Caquetoires, in original upholstered condition, also known as conversation or gossip chairs; with splayed seat bases and shaped arms (to comfortably accommodate the full layered skirts and petticoats worn in the 16th c.), wide in the front and narrowed at the rear making a trapezoidal shape with the prototypical high narrow back and perimeter stretchers; more common caquetoires were not upholstered and had elaborately carved paneled backs; more modern adaptations of Renaissance caquetoires have H-shaped stretchers

Height: 38 1/2"; Width: 24"; Depth: 19"
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