Set 16 Regency Style Mahogany Swag Back Dining Chairs
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A very nice large vintage set of 16 Regency Style mahogany Swag Back Dining Chairs that is just waiting to grace your dining room, boardroom or conference room.
I’m not sure who it was but someone once said “you can never have too many chairs” and if you believe that to be true then this is a set of chairs for you to consider very carefully. This is an impressive and large English made set of sixteen Regency style dining chairs, or swag back chairs, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.
These Regency style chairs have been crafted in top quality solid mahogany throughout and the finish and attention to detail on display are very impressive. It is unusual to find such a large group of period dining chairs still intact and this one, comprising of a total of sixteen chairs, is a very welcome addition to our inventory but one which we feel will not be around for very long due to the demand for large Regency dining chair sets like this.
This dining chair set comprises fourteen side chairs and two armchairs, all of which feature an attractive swag back design and 'drop in' seats that have been upholstered in fine qulity hard wearing fabric.
A quick look at the photographs provided will confirm that this set of swag back chairs is in truly excellent condition. They will not only be a very useful addition to your home or workspace but you can rely on them to look good as well.
Viewing and further information
This set of sixteen Regency Style swag back dining chairs, along with many 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: 03172A when doing so. If you do visit the showroom you will also be able to view many other items of furniture, including antique dining tables 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 swag back chairs in the Regency 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 these Regency 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 89 x Width 51 x Depth 44 - Chair
Height 89 x Width 55 x Depth 48 - Armchair
Height 47 - Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches - Chair
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches - Armchair
Height 1 foot, 6 inches - Seat Height
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).
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: 03172a