Elegant French furniture to feature in sale at Adam's next week



French furniture is always sought after, because of its excellent quality and the elegance it represents. Irish auction house Adam's, based in Dublin, is selling off several of these exquisite items next week, June 21.

Among them are these two Louis XVI Giltwood Framed Marquise chairs, which were made by celebrated furniture maker Jean Baptise III Lelarge in 1780.

Upholstered in high quality yellow floral silk, they represent the era perfectly. Furniture made during the Louis XVI period in the late 1700s was designed to be sophisticated yet subtle.


Wonderfully simple, these Louis XVI chairs are valued at $72,182

Simplicity was the main philosophy of makers like Lelarge, who inherited his father's workshop in 1771. This pair has been given an estimate of between $57,746-72,182.

Also included in the auction is a Louis XV Ormolu-mounted Kingwood Bureau, produced in an altogether different style.

Rather than basing designs on straight-line principles, a more free philosophy was employed, shown in the curved nature of the legs on this bureau, as well as the more ornate decorations.

Produced by one of the preeminent Parisian furniture makers Nicolas Petit, it is valued at $43,310-72,182.


This Louis XV bureau was made by respected Parisian Nicolas Petit

In complete contrast to either of these two styles is a pair of carved and painted pine gothic console tables. The tables, made of Italian Jasper Marble with wooden legs carved into the shapes of lions, are of a much more detailed, traditional gothic style.

The pair is valued at between $36,095-50,533. Furniture will always maintain a high value, as long as it's well-made of course.

With a fine collection of Emmanuel Alfred Beurdeley pieces also set to go on sale at Bonhams on July 6, it is obviously an exciting time for anyone looking to invest in some excellent French furniture.


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