Due Cigno Settee
historic elegance for a modest price
My research suggests that the design of this loveseat and matching chair can actually be traced back to Empress Josephine's Chateau du Malmaison. The carving on these chairs is a bit more rustic and not likely to be as precise, and regrettably, lacking in the striking paint treatments of the originals. The fabric is a mild green with a faint floral repeat, whereas a French Empire pattern such as bees, wreaths, or stars, would be killer. I find the chair seat somewhat lacking in cushion and an extra pillow is needed, but that doesn't apply to the loveseat, which is comfortable. All in all, I think these pieces supply a lot of style and quality for the price.
September 21, 2014