magnificent carved walnut armchairs c168590 and later

Magnificent carved walnut armchair(s) c.1685-90 and later.


Price

£1,295
| $1,724 USD | €1,467 EUR


Item Ref

9111

Description

There are four of these rare chairs, but they may be bought individually, as a pair, or all together. THE PRICE GIVEN IS FOR ONE CHAIR. Three are in excellent condition, firm and ready to use; one is equally sturdy but needs restoration to the front seat rail where woodworm damage has caused the cane to detach. (see image 12) A fillet let into the rail and recaning are needed, for this reason this chair is 795.
As usual with these chairs there are signs of old woodworm in all, but now defunct.
We believe that these chairs were expertly and sensitively reconstructed in the early part of the 19th century, doubtless necessary so they could continue to be used.
Many of this type of caned chair exist, but these are most uncommon examples; magnificent and rich, the quality and quantity of the carving is superb.... most probably an Anglo-Dutch workshop in London. All are of excellent colour with a good patina. These chairs, over 300 years old in the main, with their glorious sculptural quality, are not just a joy to look at but also to use.
DIMENSIONS: 50 inches tall, 23 inches wide, 29 inches deep (including the rake to the backs), seat height 18 inches.
PROVENANCE: Sussex country house collection.
Internal Ref: 9111


Dimensions

Height = 127 cm (50")
Width = 58.5 cm (23")
Depth = 73.5 cm (29")


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