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Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows c.1820

Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
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  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
  • Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows
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Price: £2,850.00
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This is a rare set of eight antique English Regency dining chairs, in the manner of Gillows,  comprising six side chairs and a pair of armchairs, circa 1820 in date.

These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful flame mahogany. They have carved reeded and scrolled back rails over foliate scrolled horizontal splats, drop-in seats with elegant Regency stripe fabric upholstery and stand on stylish turned and reeded front legs.

Transform the fine dining experience in your home with this antique set of dining chairs fit for a king.


Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 93 x Width 49 x Depth 47 - Sidechairs

Height 93 x Width 54 x Depth 54 - Armchairs

Height 45 - Seat Height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Sidechairs

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Armchairs

Height 1 foot, 6 inches - Seat Height

Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton
 - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.


Gillow & Co. -
was originally founded in Lancaster in 1730. Gillow’s of Lancaster was a household name in Victorian Britain, and the firm exported furniture throughout the Empire. Key to the company’s success was the dynamic father and son team at its core.

The London branch was opened in 1775. Among Gillow’s most successful pieces during this period were those made in the Neoclassical style from original drawings by Robert Adam. In the period 1813-1820 the Gillow family gradually withdrew from personal involvement with the business.

In 1897 Gillow & Co. merged with a Liverpool firm and they henceforth traded as Waring & Gillow.


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: 09164

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