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Antique Gonçalo Alves Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C

Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Gonçalo Alves  Leather Stool Ottoman Window Seat 19th C | Ref. no. A3147 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A3147
Price: £1,350.00
A Victorian Gonçalo Alves ottoman, the upholstered lifting lid over a decorative  panelled base,  and  raised on bun feet,...

A Victorian Gonçalo Alves ottoman, the upholstered lifting lid over a decorative  panelled base,  and  raised on bun feet, Circa 1880 in date.

The ottoman / window seat / hall seat / stool / canterbury with a striking top that has been reupholstered with a sumptuous Italian tan leather by Moore & Giles, fitted with brass studs, above a panelled base with four spiral columns and decorated with floral marquetry on all sides. 

The lid opens on brass hinges to reveal a large storage compartment with a three division interior which is also ideal fro magazines and newspapers.


Condition:

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


Dimensions in cm:

Height 50 cm x Width 54 cm x Depth 42 cm

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches

Our reference: A3147

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

Gonçalo Alves is a hardwood (from the Portuguese name, Gonçalo Alves). It is sometimes referred to as tigerwood — a name that underscore the wood’s often dramatic, contrasting color scheme. 

While the sapwood is very light in color, the heartwood is a sombre brown, with dark streaks that give it a unique look. The wood’s color deepens with exposure and age and even the plainer-looking wood has a natural luster.

Two species are usually listed as sources for gonçalo alves: Astronium fraxinifolium and Astronium graveolens, although other species in the genus may yield similar wood; the amount of striping that is present may vary. 

In the high tropical forests of Central and South America, well-drained soils furnish nutrients for a variety of dense, durable hardwoods sought for maritime use, heavyconstruction, and furniture. The Spanish began harvesting in Latin American forests in the early 1500s to provide timber for boatbuilding and repair. By the early 1900s, however, steel ships had replaced wooden ones, and the interest in tropical forests by both Europeans and Americans shifted to appearance-grade woods for furniture.

Although history fails to provide us with a shopping list of species from either harvest period, it's probable that the wood we know today as goncalo alves has always been sought. That's because goncalo alves, considered one of the most beautiful of tropical woods, has a tough reputation, too. Strong and durable, it's used for construction in its homeland and secondarily for fine furniture. Woodworkers elsewhere treasure the wood for decorative items and veneer accents.
  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 50 cm x Width 54 cm x Depth 42 cm

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches

Shipping:

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Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the United Kingdom, and we are not responsible for any delays in shipping or in the customs procedures of any jurisdiction, which are completely beyond our control.

Please be advised that claims for damage with certain carriers can sometimes take several months to resolve, and we would be grateful for your patience and cooperation throughout the process.

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