A Stunning and Rare 19th Century Sun Burst French Bistro Chair By François A Carre. This chair is one of the first ones produced if not the First and Is stamped in a circle to the centre. There are more modern versions of this Chair available but you will not find another from the 19th century period. This is a unique signed design piece. Please note this chair is very delicate and will need some restoration.
This design of seat was developed in the third quarter of the 19th century in response to the demand for seating required for Parisian open parks, boulevards and outdoor concerts. Its simple bent steel rod and spring construction, patented by François A Carre in 1866, was produced not only in Paris by the Val d'Osne foundries, but also Schlesinger Wiessener & Co of both Vienna and New York, and by Lalance & Grosjean again of New York, this company later purchasing the patent from Carre to produce these seats. It measures 83 cm high to top of back rest. Please view the photos carefully as they are a vital part of the description. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chairs".
The seller is "rachael26031" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.