Vintage Set of 12 Victorian Style Mahogany Balloon Back Dining Chairs 20th C
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A very nice, vintage set of twelve Victorian style balloon back dining chairs in mahogany and dating from the late 20th Century.
This is a beautiful set of twelve vintage Victorian style mahogany balloon back dining chairs that will be of interest to anyone requiring a set of matching chairs for a large mahogany dining table or perhaps a boardroom or meeting room table in a commercial setting.
This particular set consists of ten side chairs or dining chairs together with a pair of matching armchairs all being skillfully carved from solid mahogany. The full set of chairs has had a visit to our workshops for a complete clean and reupholstering to bring them back to the kind of showroom condition they would have been in when first offered for sale.
The upholstering has been carried out using a sumptuous and very striking scarlet linen fabric accentuated with a cream braid.
The balloon backs of these chairs are of a very pleasing shape and feature some interesting and delicate carved detail. The legs are ornate yet very sturdy making these chairs suitable for light or occasional use in a commercial environment as well as at home in the dining room.
These chairs are in excellent condition as they have been carefully cleaned, polished and upholstered by our own craftsmen in our own workshops where we adhere to a very high standard of quality control. Please take a look at the supplied photogrpahs to satisfy yourself as to the quality of the work and the condition of these chairs.
Viewing and to find out more
This set of spyder back dining chairs can be seen in our London showroom every weekday from 10am until 5pm and on occasional Saturdays - see opening hours above. If you are unable to make the trip to the showroom please feel free to contact us using the details above and ask our in-house furniture experts any questions that you may have, quoting item reference: 04231C 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 these balloon back dining chairs 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 Victorian 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 90 x Width 50 x Depth 52 - Chairs
Height 96 x Width 60 x Depth 56 - Armchairs
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Chairs
Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Armchairs
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: 04231c
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.