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Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair Druce & Co 19th Century

Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Vernis Martin Salon Open Armchair  Druce & Co 19th Century | Ref. no. A1612 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A1612
Price: £1,250.00
French walnut Vernis Martin salon open armchair, Circa 1870

A superb French walnut Vernis Martin salon open armchair, Circa 1870 in date.

The shield shaped back painted with a scene of lovers in a garden, with rose decoration to the arms. With brass plaque for the renowned Victorian retailer and cabinet maker  Druce & Co., of London.

The quality and attention to detail throughout is second to none.

Add a touch of unparalleled style to your home.

 

Condition:

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


Dimensions in cm:

Height 104 x Width 57 x Depth 55

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

Our reference: A1612

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Druce & Co of 68 Baker Street, Portman Square, London, were established in the 1840's and were both cabinet makers and retailers of second-hand furniture. In the Marlebone Trade Directory of 1853, they described themselves as 'Furnishers,Upholsterers and Upholders for clients of discernment'. 

Vernis Martin
is a lustrous lacquer substitute widely used in the 18th century to decorate furniture and such personal articles as brisé fans,  snuffboxes and clocks. The process of adding bronze or gold powder to green varnish was perfected by the French brothers Guillaume and Etienne-Simon Martin, hence its name “Vernis Martin”, as Vernis is French for varnish. It is said to have been made by heating oil, copal and amber and then adding Venetian turpentine and the Martin brothers perfected the process with inclusions in the varnish, sprinkling spangles of silver plated copper wire into the wet varnish ground. Highly praised by Voltaire, it was developed to imitate East Asian lacquerware which was being imported into France during the Louis XV period. Vernis Martin was made in several colours, green, black and a golden red being the most characteristic.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 104 x Width 57 x Depth 55

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

Shipping:

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