This pair of Italian neoclassical painted and giltwood side chairs from the late 18th century is quite a show stopper! Each chair has a shield-shaped back, adorned on the crest with a medallion receiving in its center a delicate carved flower topped with a swag. The back is slightly curved to accommodate the sitter more perfectly. The seat rails are adorned on the knees with the carved rosettes typical of the Louis XVI era and framed with delicate beads on the surround. The chairs are each raised on four fluted and reeded tapered legs, straight in the front and slightly splayed in the back. The ensemble is raised on small ball feet. The two sides supporting the back are adorned with gilded acanthus leaves. With a wonderful patina showing their age beautifully, the old paint is made of a light grey / off-white, which enhances the gilt color beautifully. These Italian chairs circa 1790 are waiting for your upholstery and are overall absolutely perfect with their great aging throughout.