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A fauteuil (elbow chair)
Louis XVI style fauteuil gold foiled chair with faux pearls and ottoman.

A fauteuil is a style of open-arm chair with a primarily exposed wooden frame originating in France in the early 17th century.

A fauteuil is made of wood, and frequently with carved relief ornament. It is typically upholstered on the seat, the seat back and on the arms (manchettes). Some fauteuils have a valenced front seat rail which is padding that extends slightly over the apron. The exposed wooden elements are often gilded or otherwise painted.

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  1. ^ Stuart, Amy. Quizlet https://quizlet.com/16568225/history-of-furnishings-french-baroque-flash-cards/. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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