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Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein c.1930

Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
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  • Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
  • Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
  • Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
  • Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
  • Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
  • Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
  • Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
  • Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
  • Antique Set 6 Walnut Art Deco Dining Chairs Epstein
Ref:07196
Price: £2,250.00
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A truly stunning set of six antique Art Deco Epstein style burr walnut dining chairs, circa 1930.

The chairs have been French polished so as to highlight the beautiful figured grain of the burr walnut and they are upholstered in a luxurious cream suede. 

The grain of the walnut is truly breathtaking and the finish is of the highest quality. This set is a fabulous example of the Art Deco period.

Condition:

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

Dimensions in cm:

Height 95 x Width 58 x Depth 60

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet

Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where ‘growths’ sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these ‘growth’ areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.

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: 07196

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