This is a beautiful antique Louis Revival mahogany armchair, dating from the late 19th Century.
It has been skillfully carved from solid mahogany and beautifully reupholstered in gold damask.
It has been expertly carved with a shaped upholstered back, overstuffed seat, and raised on beautiful cabriole legs.
Country House sitting in 25 acres of beautiful gardens in the centre of rustic Staffordshire and home of the Northcote family.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned polished and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 92 x Width 56 x Depth 61
Height 48 – Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 36.2 x Width 22.0 x Depth 24.0
Height 18.9 – Seat Height
at Wolseley Bridge, near Stafford, was built around 1750 and has been home to the Stafford Northcote family and a prep school since 1946.
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.
Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.
Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.
Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).
Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.
Our reference: 09266a