Antique Set 14 Victorian Mahogany Upholstered Back Dining Chairs 19th Century
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A superb and rare set of fourteen Victorian upholstered dining chairs, crafted in finest mahogany and fully re-upholstered, dating to around 1870.
With upholstered padded backs and stuff over seats these Victorian upholstered dining chairs are raised on elegant turned forelegs that terminate in brass and porcelain castors with sabre rear legs. To complete their attentive restoration, they have been reupholstered in a sumptuous Cardinal Red damask with expertly double piped borders. It is very rare to find such a large, fabulous and comfortable set of Victorian upholstered dining chairs as these; they will enhance your dining table beautifully.
Mahogany, the wood from which this set of Victorian upholstered dining chairs has been crafted, is probably one of the largest families of hardwood, with many different varieties. It is a rich reddish brown wood, ranging from plain in appearance to something that is vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. Used for centuries in ship building, house building and furniture making, mahogany was the wood of choice for just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became a Victorian trend to dress mahogany with decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so much so that sometimes the actual mahogany was almost hidden from view.
Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like flame mahogany and fiddleback mahogany (so named for its use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments) as can be seen from these fine Victorian upholstered dining chairs.
This beautiful set of 14 Victorian upholstered dining chairs will grace any dining table with style and substance.
Condition of these Victorian Upholstered Dining Chairs
This set of Victorian mahogany dining chairs is in an excellent condition as can be seen in the pictures we have included in our gallery. They have been cleaned, polished and reupholstered in our workshops. Kindly take a couple of seconds to take a look at them and assure yourself of this.
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If you are not pleased with this set of Victorian mahogany dining chairs, we offer a 14 day money-back guarantee in conformance with the Distance Selling Regulations. If you do wish to return them, you will need to pay the return shipping charges, unless we sent you items materially different to what you were expecting or have mis described it in some material way. You must return the product back in the original condition and packaging.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 88 x Width 48 x Depth 58
Height 48 - Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches
Height 1 foot, 7 inches - Seat Height
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.
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