Fauteuil is a French term for an upholstered chair with open arms. (Click here for the French pronunciation of the word.)
The term was first used in the Court of Louis XIV (1643-1715), during which time the open-arm chair became popular.
This pair of fauteuils
was designed by Carl Malmsten
for Swedish Princess Margaretha’s wedding to Prince Axel of Denmark in 1919. They are available at to-the-trade pricing, through architects and interior designers.
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