French chairs


A fine pair 19th century mahogany and ormolu mounted Egyptian revival fauteuil, French Second Empire circa 1870


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Product Description

Each with upholstered scroll backs and seats between mahogany frame arms supported by sphinx, raised on cabriole legs with griffin mounts

  • Height (back): 39ins (99cm)
  • Height (seat): 17ins (43cm)
  • Width: 26.75ins (68cm)
  • Depth: 24.75ins (63cm)

Provenance: Kinloch Castle, Isle of Rum, Scottish Highlands.

Kinloch Castle was built by George Bullough a wealthy industrialist after he purchased the island in 1890. These chairs were part of the original suite of furniture bought in 1900 to furnish the Empire Room