FIND OF THE MONTH
I’ d appreciate it if you could tell me the value of this set of six chairs and two carvers in the same style. We bought it 45 years ago and were told then it was French provincial or Spanish from about 1845.
Anton Welz of Stephan Welz & Co. says,
“These are definitely Continental, but more than likely Spanish as mid-19thcentury French furniture was more often than not gilded and in the familiar Louis
XV style. Unfortunately ‘brown’ furniture isn’t popular today and this elaborately carved style even less so. I would estimate the whole set to be in the R5 000 – R8 000 range, probably less than it would cost to make it today.”