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Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair

Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
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  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
  • Antique Early 20th Century Regency Style Giltwood Armchair
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Price: £875.00
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This is a beautiful antique giltwood armchair, in the fabulous Regency style, and early 20th century in date. 

The gilded chair has been beautifully carved with reeded lines and medallion plaques. The arms and supports scroll out in exaggerated curves which support the lime green upholstered back and seat.

Add a touch of class to your home with this exceptional antique armchair.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 73 x Width 60 x Depth 49

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches

Regency Furniture
During the Regency period it was fashionable to copy the classical furniture of the Roman and Greek times. Furniture had stopped evolving in design and had moved back to classical forms. The pioneer designers who represented this period were:

Thomas Hope (1770-1831),  George Smith (1804-28), Henry Holland (1745 - 1806)

George IV had a major influence over the furniture makers of the time.

This period saw the introduction of brass to wood from the previous marquetry that had been originally used. The sofa table was also introduced.

The main features of the Regency period furniture were their simplicity, with straight, unbroken surfaces and lines. 


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: 06981

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