Vintage Set of 10 Mahogany Chippendale Revival Arm Chairs 20th Century
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this wonderful set of twelve Chippendale Revival armchairs crafted from solid mahogany and dating from the mid 20th century.
Each chair features a pierced splat back, drop in seats and is raised on square cut supports with stretchers. The seats are upholstered in calico and can easily be replaced with any furnishing fabric of your choice to match the decor of the room in which you would like to place this lovely set of Chippendale Revival arm chairs. They are very distinctive in their styling and would make a superb addition to any room in which you’d like to put them.
Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) is perhaps Britain’s most famous furniture designers and makers. He worked in a variety of styles including the mid-Georgian, English Rococo and the Neoclassical. In his famous design book “The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director” he articulated the four main styles that were popular during the 18th Century in England. These were an English style that featured deep carving, an elaborate Louis XV influenced style also known as French rococo, a Chinoise style that included lacquer and latticework and a Gothic style complete with pointed arches, quatrefoils and fret-work legs. He worked mainly in mahogany and for seat furniture he always used solid wood rather than veneers. This is reflected in these Chippendale Revival arm chairs.
Interestingly most of the work that came out of Chippendale’s workshops didn’t look very ‘Chippendale’ and his tremendous fame is more based on the patterns from his style book which were used the world over with clients picking which items they wanted their own furniture maker to fashion from Chippendale’s design book. Perhaps his most memorable work was for 18th century aristocrats who, under the influence of the famous architect Robert Adam, opted for the Neoclassical styles that Chippendale designed. This fabulous set of Chippendale Revival armchairs certainly show what is known as ‘modified rococo’ styling where the very ornate rococo styling is modified to suit the taste of the less flamboyant English market.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 96 x Width 67 x Depth 60
Height 50 - seat height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet
Height 1 foot, 8 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: 09282
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