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Antique Set 6 Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs c.1820

Antique Set 6 Regency Dining Chairs Gillows Style | Ref. no. 06842 Sold

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This is a lovely set of six Antique Regency dining chairs, in the manner of Gillows and dating from around 1820.

The chairs in this set feature cresting rails which have been beautifully carved with scrolling leaf motifs and a fine lyre pattern design. Turning to the seats, these have been upholstered in a distressed light brown leather and the nicely tapered legs have been turned and reeded.

These antique dining chairs are reminiscent of the style of Gillows, one of the most famous makers and retailers of furniture that is much sought after to this day. The Regency furniture style adopted here is typical of the period and is also much sought after.

The main features of the Regency period furniture were its simplicity, with straight, unbroken surfaces and lines and those features can be seen in abundance with this Regency dining chairs set.


This set of antique Regency dining chairs is offered for sale in excellent condition as they have been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our own workshops, by our own craftsmen, where attention to detail and consistency of quality is of paramount importance to us. We urge you to take a close look at the photographs supplied to appreciate the fine quality of this workmanship.

Viewing and further information

This set of six Gillows style Regency 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: 06842 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.

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If you would like to have this set of Regency dining chairs in the Gillows 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 Gillows 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 86 x Width 47 x Depth 49

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches

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: 06842