Four Louis XVI style giltwood side chairs with ribbon carved crests, oval ribbon molded backs with upholstery depicting figures in floral-framed medallions. The motif is repeated in the needlepoint on the seats, which have rounded fronts and upholstery over the rails. Turned fluted legs with rosette blocks at tops and narrow rounded, tapering feet. 37 1/4'' H x 18 3/4' 'W x 18' 'D. Two of the chairs have gilt plaques applied to the backs of the seats reading Muebleria Caviglia 25 de Mayo 569 Montevideo. Note: the Muebleria Caviglia is a Uruguay based retailer of fine antique French and English furniture. Late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: All items: small losses to gilding; wear and losses to upholstery, particularly at edges; some discoloration and water marking on upholstery; upholstery springs (later additions) have decoiled and broken through bottom dust covers to various degrees. 1st item: tear in upholstered back; possible repair to carving on proper left knee. 2nd item: interior seat upholstery collapsing. 3rd item: tear in back upholstery. 4th item: tear in back upholstery; significant loss to seat upholstery; upholstery tape hanging loose at front of seat, but present.
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