210161 A set of four French japonisme style carved wood faux bamboo armchairs in the style of Maison des Bambous, the rectangular backs with caned panels, hexagonal caned seats with scroll arms, and supported by six carved and shaped legs with stretchers and internal frames
Mid 20th century
Height: 36 ins (92 cms)
Width: 26.5 ins (67 cms) £5,500
Attributed to Maison des Bambous, Paris these chairs are based on a model of late 18th century Chinese export bamboo armchairs with distinctive hexagonal seats and shaped arched brackets supporting the legs.
Popular throughout Europe, this model is associated with Regency England and the decoration of Brighton Pavilion in particular.
Our chairs are made in carved and turned hardwood in imitation of bamboo, with caned seats. Maison des Bambous, originally Perret & Vibert a prestigious Parisien company, were influential importers of Japanese and Chinese furnishings at the high point of the fashion for Japonisme. Based in Boulevard Haussmann, the company remained at the forefront of bamboo and rattan furniture throughout the first half of the 20th century, closing in 1994.