This is a handsome pair of antique Victorian mahogany and leather upholstered spoonback armchairs, circa 1870 in date.
This pair was made from hand carved solid mahogany, each with button backed leather upholstery in a beautiful tan colour. They are elegantly raised on cabriole legs terminating in scroll toes with the original brass and porcelain castors.
There is no mistaking their beautiful and stylish design, which is certain to make it a treasured addition to one of the rooms in your home.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 104 x Width 69 x Depth 87
Dimensions in inches:
Height 40.9 x Width 27.2 x Depth 34.3
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: A1219