Antique English Edwardian Art Nouveau / Jugendstil Marquetry Inlaid Mahogany Occasional Salon Carver Arm Chair (Circa 1910)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique Edwardian Art Nouveau / Jugendstil influenced inlaid mahogany occasional armchair, circa 1910, having been newly re-upholstered, and is in excellent condition.

• Item: Armchair
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Style: Art Nouveau / Jugendstil
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• Marquetry inlaid with satinwood & tin
• Pierced, marquetry & tin inlaid back top rail
• Pierced & marquetry inlaid central back splat
• Shaped arms & supports
• Newly upholstered seat
• Taupe colour upholstery
• Serpentine seat front
• Matching braiding
• Cabriole front legs
• Sabre legs to rear
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

This is a fine quality antique Edwardian Art Nouveau / Jugendstil influenced inlaid mahogany occasional armchair, circa 1910, having been newly re-upholstered, and is in excellent condition. The armchair is constructed of solid mahogany. The armchair boasts a shaped top rail to the back, including foliate pierced fretwork, scroll shaped satinwood marquetry and tin inlaid flower head. Below the top rail is a central marquetry inlaid splat, forming a stylised stem to the flower head on the top rail. Supported by straight supports to the sides, the back connects to shaped arms, raised on shaped supports, which secure the back to the seat frame. The seat frame features a serpentine design to the front, and the seat has been newly upholstered in a top-quality taupe coloured upholstery, with matching braiding, and finished with traditional hessian backing to the underside. The seat is firm – you do not sink into it – but is very comfortable to sit on. The chair frame has been professionally French polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop. The chair is raised on cabriole legs, and sabre legs to the rear.

The armchair features a rich mahogany brown colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This Jugendstil influenced armchair would look superb in the living room or bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

Art Nouveau & Jugendstil Movement:
Dating between 1896-1914, the Art Nouveau period was known for women with long hair, flowers and curves, and so is Art Nouveau furniture. The Paris Exposition of 1900 introduced furniture styles reflecting what was happening in the rest of the design world, such as jewellery and silver. This style of furniture was not warmly embraced, as the sweeping lines were not very conducive to mass production. The French however, held it in higher esteem. Legs tend to be sweeping or cabriole.

The Jugendstil movement – meaning ‘Youth Style’ – was essentially Germany’s answer to the Art Nouveau movement and was prevalent in Germany and Europe between 1895 and 1910. It existed in reaction against the historicism and neo-classicism of the official art and architecture academies in Germany and Austria. The movement was so named after ‘Jugend’, an art journal founded by Georg Hirth, a German artist. The Jugendstil aesthetic was found predominantly in graphic arts, furniture and interior decoration, and took the form of a combination of floral decoration, sinuous curves and geometric lines, later trending towards abstraction and more geometrical styles towards the latter part of the movement. Beyond 1910, it was replaced by Modernism.

External Height = 104.8cm or 41¼” or 3ft 5¼”
External Width = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
External Depth = 60cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
Seat Height = 45.7cm or 18” or 1ft 6”
Seat Width (between arms) = 48.8cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Seat Width (whole of seat) = 52.9cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Seat Depth = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Arm Height = 69.5cm or 27⅜” or 2ft 3⅜”
Back Height = 61.5cm or 24¼” or 2ft ¼”

The price for this item is £795, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

The armchair is in excellent condition having just been professionally re-upholstered. Therefore, the upholstery is new and free from damage, rips, and marks or fading. The chair frame has been professionally French polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination is in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the mahogany frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There is no missing inlay or fretwork to the back. The frames and arms are solid and in excellent condition with no loose joints. The armchairs sit firm on the ground and do not wobble.

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