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Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood Armchairs late 20th Century

Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
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  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair Empire Revival Mahogany & Giltwood  Armchairs late 20th Century | Ref. no. 08840a | Regent Antiques
Ref: 08840a
Price: £1,200.00
This is a beautiful vintage pair of Empire Revival mahogany and giltwood  armchairs, late 20th century in date.    The ma...

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This is a beautiful vintage pair of Empire Revival mahogany and giltwood  armchairs, late 20th century in date.   

The mahogany is beautiful in colour and has been embellished with striking gilded high-lights in the form of acathus leaves and c scrolls.


The seats have been beautifully upholstered in a striking cream fabric and the chairs are raised on turned, reeded and tapering front legs, with sabre legs to the rear.

Add an elegant touch to your home with this exceptional pair of armchairs.

 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 88.5 x Width 61 x Depth 54

Height 46 - Seat height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 2 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

Height 1 foot, 6 inches - Seat height

Our reference: 08840a

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Mahogany 
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

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 (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.

 

Empire style
is an early-19th-century design movement in architecturefurniture, other decorative arts, and the visual arts followed in Europe and America until around 1830.

The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and the French state. The style corresponds to the Biedermeier style in the German-speaking lands, Federal style in the United States and to the Regency style in Britain. The previous style was called Louis XVI style, in France.

The Empire style was based on aspects of the Roman Empire. It is the second phase of neoclassicism which is also called "Directoire", after a goverment system.
Furniture typically had symbols and ornaments borrowed from the glorious ancient Greek and Roman empires.

The furniture was made from heavy woods such as mahogany and ebony, imported from the colonies, with dark finishes often with decorative bronze mounts. Marble tops were popular as were Egyptian motifs like sphinxes, griffins, urns and eagles and the Napoleonic symbols, the eagle, the bee, the initials "I" and a large "N." 
Gilded bronze (ormolu) details displayed a high level of craftsmanship.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 88.5 x Width 61 x Depth 54

Height 46 - Seat height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 2 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

Height 1 foot, 6 inches - Seat height

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