Two cabriolet chairs

Two cabriolet chairs
Paris, circa 1780
Sculpted and painted beechwood
Aglaé de la Blanchetai bequest, 1993
Inv. 989 549 A-B
© Photo MAD, Paris / Jean Tholance

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The cabriolet chair has a more or less curved back, as opposed to the flat-backed à la reine chair or side chair. The cabriolet chair was placed in the middle of the room and the à la reine chair against the walls. The term cabriolet designates a chair whose back is curved for greater comfort.