Vintage Set of 8 Mahogany Chippendale Dining Chairs 20th Century
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This set of eight mahogany dining chairs are made in Chippendale Revival style dating from the mid 20th century.
These gorgeous mahogany dining chairs have drop in seats and are upholstered in a wonderful crimson fabric. Fashioned from flame mahogany they have a wonderful rich colour with a striking grain and good patina. Each chair features fine carving and has acanthus leaf carving on the front legs which terminate in paw and ball feet.
The armchairs are particularly striking with each arm terminating in a carving of a lion face complete with mane.All the mahogany dining chairs in this set have an intricate interwoven pierced back featuring lovely carving.
Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) is synonymous with the English rococo style of the mid to late 18th century. Born in Yorkshire he moved to London where he published his celebrated book of designs: ‘Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director’ in 1754. This collection of furniture designs became the most important collection to have been published and illustrated virtually every type of mid 18th century domestic furniture. By this it had become common to create specialised furniture for every type of activity and the creativity of the cabinetmaker and carver knew no bounds. His designs were also used across the centuries in Europe and the American colonies resulting in a great deal of furniture with the ‘Chippendale’ look. This wonderful set of mahogany dining chairs carries on this proud tradition.
These chairs are in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs we have provided for your perusal.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 96 x Width 61 x Depth 51 - Sidechairs
Height 96 x Width 61 x Depth 55 - Armchairs
Height 47 - Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Sidechairs
Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 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.
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