French Art Deco Chairs in the style of Paul Follot
Original French Art Deco chairs, newly restored fabric and specialized original painted and gilded finish. This spectacular pair with intricate carving throughout the frame represents that ‘old world craftsmanship’ all solid wood. These chairs made around 1920-1924 and represents the period of transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. The significant floral carved frames are very 3 dimensional. Carved fluted details around the seat areas help to enhance the deeply carved lines of the legs. This detail follows all the way down to the scroll and ball foot. The finish on the chairs are original and very unique. These chairs are attributed to French designer Paul Follot.
Paul Follot was one of a group of designers who contributed in so many varied ways to the decorative arts: not just in the furniture for which he is most famous, but in art, architecture, jewelry, graphics, wallpaper and tableware.
He was born in 1877, and lived until 1941. During his career he was commissioned by wealthy patrons to create furnishings and interior design for their homes. Later he took his stylish and luxurious approach to a new level as he did work for important international expositions. Follot’s dining room ensemble in sycamore, ebony and amarath, exhibited at the Salon d’Automne in 1912, is considered to be one of the very first examples of Art Deco ! He was an important contributor to the Paris Exposition des Artes Decoratif, the famed department store Bon Marche and for the great ship Normandie.
28.5″ W x 26′ D x 34″ T