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English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown

English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
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  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
  • English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan Brown
Ref:05071b
Price: £1,350.00
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This is an absolutely stunning new leather 'Gainsborough chair' in a beautiful antiqued tan brown colour, hand-made in England with materials of the finest quality.

Height is adjustable with swivel/tilt mechanism.

The hand-dyed russet hide bears all the hallmarks of natural leather including scars, stretch marks, grain and texture variation. 

They are upholstered in top quality Scottish cow hide which has been hand dyed and antiqued. Because they are hand dyed we can finish the leather to any colour requested, and the beautiful antique patina is achieved by the special walnut based stains that we use in the process.

The studding is achieved with close individual nails / studs not by using strips, and each nail is individually hammered in by hand.

The show wood on the swivel chairs is solid mahogany and the frames are made from solid beech, so we only use hardwoods.

The castors used on the swivel chairs are plastic twin wheel socket castors, we can fit brass castors at an extra cost of £30 per chair, these look better but are not as maneuverable as the modern plastic version.

Seats have individual double cone hand springing, each spring is hand sewn to the beechwood frame. The filling is canvas, fibre and felt.

The effect can be very pleasing although bear in mind that this hand-dyed leather can fade in direct sunlight.

Handmade English furniture of this quality can last for generations if well-cared for.

Available in other colours upon request.

Bespoke orders and wholesale enquiries welcome.


Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 105 x Width 60 x Depth 70

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 2 feet, 4 inches

Gainsborough chair 
(also known as a Martha Washington chair in the United States) is a type of armchair made in England in the eighteenth century. The chair was wide, with a high back, open sides and short arms, and was normally upholstered in leather. Contemporaries referred to it as a 'French chair', as the most elaborate styles were based on French Rococo chairs from the Louis XV period.

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: 05071b

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