Antique Set 14 Victorian Mahogany Balloon Back Dining Chairs 19th Century
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this superb and rare long set of fourteen early Victorian dining chairs dated around 1850.
Exquisitely crafted from the finest mahogany, this set of Victorian chairs feature moulded balloon backs with foliate carved rails over serpentine stuff over seats. Each chair is raised on elegant turned front legs which terminate in toupie feet with sabre rear legs. They have also been reupholstered in sumptuous green damask.
It is unusual to find a such a large set of early Victorian dining chairs which have been made with comfort in mind. Their styling is such that they will enhance any style of dining table and will provide extremely comfortable seating for you guests.
They are in excellent condition having been fully cleaned, polished and reupholstered in one of our workshops. Please take a few moments to review the photographs we have provided to see this for yourself and also to see the wonderful workmanship that has gone into this fabulous set of Victorian dining chairs.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 89 x Width 48 x Depth 51
Height 48 - seat height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 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.
Our reference: 09037
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