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Antique French Carved Oak Smoking Chair Fumeur BARLEY TWIST Breton

Antique French Carved Oak Smoking Chair Fumeur BARLEY TWIST Breton

$ 1,365.00

Geaux Vintage Antiques


Antique French Carved Oak Smoking Chair Fumeur BARLEY TWIST Breton


~Direct from France~

~A very unique French antique chair, with outstanding hand carvings, known as a French “smoking chair”, or “Fumeuse”, “chaise de fumeur”.~

~ Aristocrats had these specialty chairs created for their use when smoking cigars, pipes or cigarettes.~

~This fumeur was hand carved with exquisite details, the splat featuring a dimensionally carved Breton character with hat, above two crossed pipes!!~

~Twin barley twist post stiles frame the splat and support the upper back rail.  Rail features carved scrolls and stippling, and flips open to reveal storage for pipes, tobacco, etc.~

~BARLEY TWIST LEGS and BARLEY TWIST CROSS STRETCHERS with carved block joints (What an outstanding piece for a barley twist aficionado)~

~Brass tacks surround edges of upper upholstery and lower seat upholstery~

~Excellent conversation piece for any room!!~

~Well built by craftsmen of the period~




34.5”height x 18”across the seat front  x  17.5”.

18” approx. seat height.


NOTE:  All of our antiques are direct from Europe.  I personally select each item for the quality, design and unique characteristics that you will always find in our distinctive inventory at Geaux Vintage Antiques!

Please shop our store and feel free to email with any questions!



Professional packaging, insurance and shipping via UPS will be  $ 255.00.

(Lower 48 states only). 



Good condition for its age, with normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, chips and imperfections, including splits on stretcher and on the back splat carving (normal and to be expected).  Burgundy upholstery is an older replacement from the original.  Sturdy, but not really a chair to heavily/daily.  Screws/hinges on the rail are replacements. 

I always provide multiple photos that should be considered as an integral part of the description and I encourage you to email with any questions prior to making a purchase.  Please keep in mind antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina…NOT for like-new condition!


Geaux Vintage Antiques has a large inventory of French, English and European antique furniture, as well as an outstanding selection of antique home décor.


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