Antique Set 8 Regency Flame Mahogany Dining Chairs Manner of Gillows c.1820
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This is a rare set of English Regency in the manner of Gillows dining chairs dating from around 1820 crafted in superb flame mahogany.
This set of Gillow dining chairs comprises six side chairs and two armchairs have carved reeded and scrolled back rails over foliate scrolled horizontal splats. They stand on stylish turned and reeded front legs. They also have drop-in seats which have been wonderfully upholstered with classic Regency yellow stripe fabric.
Gillow & Co was originally set up in Lancaster in 1730 and became a household name in Victorian Britain and they exported their fine furniture throughout the Empire. They opened a London branch and their most popular styles became those based on the Neoclassical style developed by Robert Adam. Their name became a byword for quality and many other furniture designers used Gillows to manufacture their own furniture. They had such a well known name that they were mentioned by the writers Jane Austen and Thackeray and also got a mention in one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas.
This wonderful set of Gillows dining chairs are in excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops. Please do take a few moment to review the photographs in our gallery to see this for yourself. You will also be able to see the exquisite craftsmanship that has gone into this set of dining chairs.
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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
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: 09164
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