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Set 8 Victorian Style Balloon back Dining Chairs with Carved Shield

Set Of 8 Victorian Balloon Back Dining Chairs | Victorian Style Balloon Chairs | Ref. no. 06748d | Regent Antiques Sold

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This is an attractive and useful set of Eight English made Victorian style balloon back dining chairs.

Even the quickest glance at the photographs provided will tell you that these balloon back chairs have been skilfully crafted using solid mahogany of the very best quality and that the finish is superb.

Please be aware that we also offer these particular chairs in groups of different sizes. See here for a group of twelve and here for a set of fourteen. Please contact us if you need a different quantity in your set as we may be able to be of assistance.

This set comprises six side chairs together with two armchairs making a total of eight in total. They all feature a distinctive balloon back design with the top being a carved shield. The comfortable padded seats are upholstered using a fine olive green durable fabric.

No matter whether you intend to use these balloon back chairs for dining or maybe in a boardroom setting we are confident that your guests will appreciate their superb appearance as well as the comfort on offer, even when seated over a long period.


These lovely balloon backed chairs are offered for sale in excellent condition, please take a close look at the images provided for confirmation of this.

Viewing and to find out more

These contemporary Victorian style balloon back chairs can be viewed at your leisure at our north London showroom every weekday between 10am and 5pm and on some Saturdays - call before you make a trip on a Saturday though because we do not do this every week.

If you are unable to make the trip to the London 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: 06748D when doing so.

If you do visit the showroom you will also be able to view our large stock of other items of furniture, including both antique and bespoke contemporary tables, chairs and desks.

Shipping, Delivery and Returns

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

If you would like to have this set of balloon back chairs shipped to a non-UK destination, we are able to carefully pack and ship them to almost any worldwide destination but please request a shipping quote before making a purchase so that we can be sure to meet your expectations in full.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase of these balloon back 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, 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 92 x Width 50 x Depth 52 - Chairs

Height 94 x Width 59 x Depth 57 - Armchairs

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 0 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Chairs

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 11 inches 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: 06748d