Exeter Caqueteuse armchair

1610 - 1620

W 27" × H 43" × D 21"

Stock # Marh2906


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James I joined oak and carved Exeter caqueteuse armchair, the back rest panel decorated with a punch work roundel and decorative moulded edges to the outer section of panel, the lower plain stretcher rails joined to bulky turned columns with the seat rails carved with a simple form of guilloche, the uprights and back section of seat decorated the same with a carved chain designed frieze rail. The shaped arm rests with an extra turned column behind the main turned upright supports.

The caquetoire, or conversation chair, was an armchair style which emerged during the European Renaissance in France. The name caquetoire is derived from caqueter, a French term meaning to chat. The chair was thus named the caquetoire as a reference to women sitting and talking.