If you are decorating in the ever popular French provincial style you will find a fine selection of reproduction furniture from the reign of Louis X111 and Louis XIV in the Wills Furniture French provincial furniture collection.
The Louis XIII style or Louis Treize was a fashion in French art and architecture, influencing decorative style and art. Louis X111 reigned from 1610 to 1643 and during this period foreign luxury furniture was introduced into France, resulting in a more elegant mode of living with influences from Germany and Spain and an invasion of Italian style. Furniture in this period was large and austere and featured low backs which were either square or of greater width than height. The legs were sometimes columnar, knobbed, baluster or spirally turned legs resting on small bun feet.
Classic Louis X111 French provincial settee
The settee is available in any custom size with the option of a fitted back or loose back cushion. It has a beautiful hand carved American Cherry timber frame and can be finished in any selected colour with patina distressing and wax finish or a painted or washed finish. Superior comfort is achieved with sumptuous feather down cushions and a hand tied, coil sprung back. Fine double piping detail.
Louis XIV, the Sun King reigned from 1660 to 1720 and the style during his reign was one of unparalleled splendour. He believed his home (Versailles Palace), furniture and décor should reflect the glory, power and wealth of the monarchy.
Louis X1V Bergere chair
This splendid chair has a frame hand carved in American Cherry timber and is highly polished. It features the traditional French style jute webbed seat and is divinely comfortable with its deep seat and sumptuous feather down cushion.
Charles 11 Carver chair
Another reproduction chair is this classic chair from the Charles 11 of England period with hand turned spindle legs and stretcher rails. The timber frame can be made from American Cherry or European Beech with the choice of a polished or painted finish. The elegant high back and hand tied, coil sprung seat ensure comfort. The Charles II carver chair style features carved and shaped arms and a generously proportioned seat on turned and carved legs joined by a turned or carved front stretcher.
When a stylish furniture piece is designed sometimes the most important aspect of good design is missed. Comfort! You can be assured that Wills Furniture designs never compromise on comfort, following traditional methods handed down over generations, we use hand sprung seating and sumptuous cushioning built upon strong, Australian hardwood timber framing. The Wills Furniture Dining Chair Collection is no exception, with all dining chairs featuring either Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak legs, which can be polished or painted to any requirement. The choice of fabric lies with the Interior Designer or Decorator or they may prefer a leather seat. A stylish finish with either piping or studding is another option available.
Introducing another four dining chairs in the collection :
This low back, sleek, contemporary design with elegantly tapered legs will suit any modern home. The generous seat size, together with hand sprung coil seating, sumptuous cushioning and timber frame ensure supreme comfort.
This beauty is a dining room classic with its scroll back, detailed provincial legs and generous height. Once again comfort is assured with traditional upholstery methods used in the Wills Furniture factory.
We all love a bar stool and one that is comfortable enough for a good session is a real find. This tub stool with an arched tub style back, timber detail and firm foam seat is hard to beat for use as a kitchen stool or bar stool.
This unique, curved back dining chair with sleek, elegant lines curving down to low, tapered arms is a charmer and can be used as a dining chair or occasional chair. Its elegant, tapered legs feature brass castor detail and it is handsomely finished with a piped border.
A dining table is nothing without a chair, and a beautifully upholstered, stylish dining chair brings a table to life. To say nothing of the supreme comfort diners will experience when seated in a Wills Furniture dining chair with its hand tied, coil sprung seat. Sitting around the dining table for hours, enjoying a delicious meal, good wine and conversation can be a supreme pleasure seated in one of these chairs.
Hotham Dining Chair
This chair is a standard humpback style, utilitarian yet simple and attractive. It has tapered legs, made of Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak, which can be polished or painted. The hand tied, coil sprung seat will ensure supreme comfort.
Hotham Carver Dining
This chair features highly polished, exposed timber arms, slightly wider and higher to make the chairs a feature at each end of the dining table. Can be used to make a set with the Hotham dining chair.
Melba Dining Chair
This chair is a standard scroll back style dining chair, simple and attractive. The tapered legs are made of Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak. Designers can select to have the legs polished or painted to specification.
Montrose Dining Chair
This chair features an extra high back with a sleek, contemporary classic design together with contemporary provincial styled legs.
When selecting a dining chair style, there are options for a piping or studding finish and a choice of fabrics or leather for the upholstery. There are many more styles to choose from in the Wills Furniture dining chair collection. These can be viewed on our website or in our showroom at 6 Guest Street, Hawthorn. Please call to make an appointment.
A quintessential dining chair, that both complements the dining table, yet creates its own sense of style. This is the chair of necessity, a place to perch whilst partaking of food and beverages. Wills Furniture put as much thought and passion into the design and workmanship of each piece within their dining chair collection as they do with all the furniture pieces within their collection.
Cambridge Dining Chair
A dining chair should be at once practical, comfortable and stylish. When it comes to practical it’s hard to go past the Cambridge, a classic dining chair style with a humpback and stretcher rails, upholstered for comfort with a hand tied, coil sprung seat. Clients can choose Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak legs, which can be polished or painted to suit the style of the accompanying dining table and interior design of the dining room.
Como Dining Chair
If you are looking for one of those chairs that you sink back into and feel perfectly at home, the type of chair that you feel comfortable enough to sit around the dining table, drinking good wine and having a great discussion for hours on end, this is the one. The Como has an aesthetically pleasing curved back and can be upholstered in leather, as shown here, or any other fabric of your choosing. Studding finish to the seat is shown in this version of the chair, equally a piping finish to fabric is pleasing.
Cromwell Dining Chair
This chair will take you back in time to medieval days, with its hand turned, spindle turned legs and stretcher rails. The high camel back is also a feature. Coupled with a large, rustic table these chairs create a unique style. Once again the chair is upholstered in the leather or fabric you choose; the studding finish here is superb. The polished legs can be of Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak.