Antique Pair of Edwardian Neoclassical Inlaid Mahogany Salon Chairs / Armchairs (Circa 1900)

GBP 695.00

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Object Description

This is a superb quality pair of antique Edwardian neoclassical inlaid mahogany salon armchairs, circa 1900, having been newly re-upholstered, in good condition.

• Item: Pair of Armchairs
• Circa: 1900
• Period: Edwardian
• Influence: Neoclassical
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• Inlaid with satinwood & boxwood
• Pierced back splats
• Shaped inlaid arms & supports
• Newly upholstered seats
• Structured cream silk chenille
• Matching braiding
• Tapered inlaid legs
• Sabre legs to rear
• Original polish & patination
• Good condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a superb quality pair of antique Edwardian inlaid mahogany salon armchairs, circa 1900, having been newly re-upholstered, in good condition. The pair of armchairs is constructed of solid mahogany, with boxwood string inlay and satinwood banding to the chair frames. Featuring a fine open inlaid geometric shaped splat back with quarter circle inlay motifs, finished with carved Corinthian capitals at either end, with a curved top rail, embellished with satinwood banding and boxwood inlay. Fine sweeping arms, which incorporate further satinwood inlay and motifs, secure the back are raised on tapered fluted inlaid supports, which attach to the seat frame.

The armchairs have been newly upholstered in a top quality silk based fabric, with a diamond pattern, in coffee and cream colours, finished with a fine blue spot structure, completed with matching braiding. This upholstery would have reflected the original style of upholstery used. The underside of the seats has been re-webbed in the traditional manner, using hessian, to ensure the seats are comfortable but secure at the same time. The armchairs are raised on on elegant square tapering string inlaid mahogany front legs, and sabre legs to the rear (this is a sign of quality). Inlaid and banded curved twin front stretchers, with twin turned side stretchers, and a rear turned stretcher, unite the legs.

The design of these chairs is influenced by the neoclassical period (from the late 18th century), which takes inspiration from classical architecture, where the cabinetry is strong and rectilinear, specifically the upright fine open geometric columns, featuring the Corinthian capitals. The renowned cabinetmaker, Thomas Sheraton, in the late 18th century, employed such designs in the furniture he made.

The armchairs feature a rich mahogany brown colour. As its 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.

The armchairs would look superb in drawing room, hallway 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.

External Height = 88.6cm or 34⅞” or 2ft 10⅞”
External Width = 55.1cm or 21⅝” or 1ft 9⅝”
External Depth = 48.8cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Seat Height = 44.5cm or 17½” or 1ft 5½”
Seat Width = 43cm or 16⅞” or 1ft 4⅞”
Seat Depth = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Arm Height = 62.8cm or 24¾” or 2ft ¾”
Back Height = 48.8cm or 19¼ or 1ft 7¼”

In order to make way for new stock, the price for this item has been reduced from £945 to £695, including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*. This is a saving of £250!

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.

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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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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 armchairs are in excellent condition having just been professionally re-upholstered. Therefore, the upholstery is new and free from damage, rips, and marks or fading. 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 banding to the frames. 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. As the armchairs boasts the original polish, they have a fantastic mellow colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

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