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Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair c.1930

Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
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  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
  • Antique Art Deco Black Leather Low Shell Armchair
Price: £495.00
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Dating from around 1930, we are delighted to present this attractive and unusual antique Art Deco Shell Armchair.

This beautiful antique Art Deco chair or low shell armchair is suitable for a little one as it is so low to the ground. It is also a fun item for an grown-up who doesn't mind being seated so close to the ground.

The black leather is soft and supple and is in beautiful condition. The chair rests on its original ceramic castors. It also highlights lovely brass studding at the back which does not detract from the total rounded lines of the chair when viewed from the front.

The Art Deco chair has a shell shaped back and this motif is typical of Art Deco styling which presented natural motifs such as shells, sunrises and flowers. Furniture proportions changed during the Art Deco period and armchairs frequently stood on lower legs and were created not only to satisfy the eye, but also for comfort. This organic shape will fit wonderfully into any modern house.


This lovely antique Art Deco shell armchair or black leather low shell armchair is in great condition, please see images for proof.

Extra Information and Viewing

We are always delighted to show off our delightful Art Deco furniture items and other Art Deco pieces, in our North London showroom and warehouse. Simply call or email to make an appointment quoting the reference number shown above, and one of our experts will be on hand to show you around and discuss these and any other items that you may like.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

We are happy to be able to ship this lovely Art Deco black leather low shell armchair to any destination worldwide, please call for a quotation before purchasing the product to make sure we can fully meet your specifications. We are glad to ship free of charge to any mainland UK location.

If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Art Deco chair, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.

Please note that you are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 75 x Width 77 x Depth 79

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 2 feet, 6 inches x Depth 2 feet, 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: 07807

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