Pair of Armchairs (Fauteuils à la reine)

The craft of furniture making flourished in eighteenth-century France as new types of furniture came into use and changing styles required the constant refurbishing of grand interiors. During this period, chairs played an important role in the strict hierarchy that defined French society, and the armchair was reserved for the most important of persons. This […]

Pair of Garden Chairs

Karl Friedrich Schnikel was one of the most important German architects, painters, and designers of the early nineteenth century. He was a student of the classical architect Friedrich Gilly (1772-1800) and settled in Berlin in 1805. There he immediately received commissions for furniture designs from the Prussian royal family. His style, which differed greatly from […]