A SET OF SIX FRENCH DIRECTOIRE CHAIRS WITH FIGURAL BACK SPLATS DEPICTING AFRICAN ANIMALS
France, early 19th century
Each in elm and pear wood, with later upholstery, each with a back splat depicting an african animal; elephant, camel, buffalo, lion, antelope and a leopard.
H. 76.5 x W. 49.5 x D. 37 cm
These chairs are possibly so-called “meubles de port” made in Bordeaux or Lorient and ordered by a Frenchman who had returned from (South) Africa.