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Fabulous Set 10 English Hepplewhite Dining Chairs

Fabulous Set 10 English Hepplewhite Dining Chairs Sold
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The famous and iconic Hepplewhite style of furniture is always popular and always in demand so we are very pleased to be able to offer this set of ten English made Hepplewhite Style Dining Chairs for sale.

Please note that these are contemporary chairs made in England to the traditional Hepplewhite chair style.

Even a fleeting glimpse at the photographs above will show that these Hepplewhite chairs have been skilfully crafted using fine quality solid mahogany, highly prized for its depth of finish. Here you will see an attention to detail that is not often found in contemporary furniture and which Hepplewhite would surely have approved of.

The set comprises eight side chairs and two armchairs for the heads of table. All of the chairs in this set feature an shieldback design which is typical of the Hepplewhite style. The seats are of the popular 'drop in' type which can be removed when required and which have been upholstered in a tasteful yet hard wearing olive green alkantara fabric.

These Hepplewhite style dining chairs are suitable for use in your dining room at home but would be equally useful in a commercial environment such as a company boardroom, meeting room or conference room.

Viewing and to find out more

This set of twelve Hepplewhite style dining chairs, along with our other items of antique and contemporary furniture, can be seen in our London showroom every weekday from 10am until 5pm and also on occasional Saturdays - see opening hours above and on the home page. If you are unable to make the trip to the London showroom please contact us using the details above and ask our in-house furniture experts any questions that you may have, quoting item reference: 02973 when doing so. If you do visit the showroom you will also be able to view many other items of furniture, including both antique and bespoke contemporary tables, chairs and desks.

Shipping, Delivery and Returns

We ship items of contemporary and antique furniture to any mainland UK address, free of charge.

If you would like to have this set of 10 dining chairs in the Hepplewhite style shipped to a non-UK destination, we are able to pack and ship them worldwide but please request a shipping quote before making a purchase so that we can be sure to meet your needs exactly.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase of this set of Hepplewhite style dining chairs, in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee. You must return this set of chairs in their original packaging and condition to be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that you are responsible for paying the return shipping charges, unless we sent you the wrong item(s), i.e. one that is materially different to what you ordered.

You are also responsible for paying any duties or taxes that fall due through shipping this item outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 97 x Width 54 x Depth 49 - Chair

Height 97 x Width 60 x Depth 51 - Armchair

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches - Chair

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Armchair

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 02973