Authentic Antique French 19thC Ballon Back


19th Century

  • £425.00
  • €458 Euro
  • $542 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Authentic Antique French 19thC Balloon Back Armchair. Napoleon III c1880. Acquired in France this month, a well proportioned, generous/roomy & very comfortable armchair, it is c1880 in date, fine quality & well made, the frame is hardwood, consequently it is a weighty piece. An unusual design, has the more rare curvaceous back rest & as seen, it has, historically been professionally & sympathetically reupholstered & a pleated skirt included, originally these armchairs had a fringe skirt. It is a firm seat & very comfortable. The springs to the seat & webbing in perfect order. A small tear to seat, (see photos) Could be easily re-upholstered but in our opinion the tear does not detract from her beauty. Legs are ebonised, this is the original finish, would originally have had casters to the feet.

Width 78cm
Height 95cm.
Depth 85cm
35cm height to seat


  • H: 95cm (37.40in)
  • W: 78cm (30.71in)
  • D: 85cm (33.46in)


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