French furniture styles are sweeping the design market, but nothing compares to the popularity of the goût grec chairs from the latter half of the eighteenth century. Our Louis XVI side chair is the perfect specimen of this era’s grandeur and neoclassical revision. Featuring a graceful design, our wheat back chairs are the epitome of sophistication. Chairs of this time period were often neat and angular, but the carvings reflected classical motifs to be enjoyed from any angle. Our Louis XVI side chair with wheat back is inspired by the horseshoe chair with an arched top rail. Seating from this era also sourced inspiration from Greek columns and other examples of ancient architecture.
Our master craftsmen replicated the authentic Louis XVI style to fashion refined splats into wheat shucks with hand-carved plant and ribbon nuances around the rails. Each Louis XVI side chair offers an array of dazzling features:
- Straight legs feature concave fluted channels with decorative rosettes on each knee
- Wide seat features a coil spring cushion for lasting comfort
- Upholstery is entirely customizable using stock fabric or your own material
To retain the peerless quality of authentic antiques from this era, our craftsmen use only the finest woods available. Unlike soft pines or hard oaks, Honduran mahogany is easier to work with and showcases a stunning straight grain and medium texture. To create even more vintage appeal, our Louis XVI side chair with wheat back has been painted and distressed, but you can choose the satin semi-gloss finish for a more polished product.
All our wheat back chairs can be upholstered in one of our standard fabric options with double welted edging. You may also special order the chairs in your own material. Our custom design department will work with you to turn your vision into a reality, so you can enjoy a seat that is truly your own. Contact Laurel Crown today to get the design process started!