Giltwood Duchesse Brisee


19th Century French Giltwood Duchesse Brisee which has been newly upholstered in white linen.

The giltwood shows attractive wear commensurate with age.

This beautiful piece acts as two separate chairs and a footstool, or a day bed when placed together.

Small Chair Height 76cm x Width 67cm x Depth 51cm.

Large Chair Height 103cm x Width 74cm x Depth 67cm.

Footstool Height 48cm x Width 70cm x Depth 60cm.

A form of the Duchess, which is a onepiece chaise, Duchess Brisee loosely translates as broken Duchess.

The Duchess Brisee is a beautiful piece of French furniture of a feminised style known as Louis XVI.

It became very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries as a seat most often used by women for private reading.


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