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Louis Armchairs for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 23, 2015

Jean-Christophe with Queen's chairs


Back in October 2011, I had the pleasure and honor to design a set of unique Louis armchairs for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The chairs were specially made for their river cruise on the Brisbane River during their visit to Australia.

Ornate chair detail

Ornate chair detail

The fine floral and leaf carving seen in the pictures above were carefully crafted out of a solid European timber that is extremely hard to carve. The cabriole legs of the armchair have an exquisite shape with beautiful carved details on the foot.

Cushion embroidery


The letters embroidered with fine Japanese gold thread and over 12,000 stitches in each motif, brings a personalized touch to this unique item.

Gilding a chair

Finishing the Queen's chairs

Both chairs have been specially gilded to perfection. They are also covered in a rich blue velvet.


This project displays the best of craftsmanship and design. You can see more about the project at our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qYI6QHxov4

At Christophe Living, we specialize in producing and supplying the best quality French Louis furniture and interiors. Browse our website to see more of our work.

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– Jean-Christophe

Jean-Christophe Burckhardt

Jean-Christophe Burckhardt

An expert on interior design, craftsmanship and fine arts, Jean-Christophe has trained extensively in Italy, France and Switzerland. Since moving to Australia, he has supplied many of the country’s grand homes and collected a number of awards for his furniture designs.